Posts Tagged "policy influence"

An active and sustainable organization to promote development

An active and sustainable organization to promote development

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Elena Polo, Research Analyst at AGENDA Institute, Albania. It  is part of a series of reflections from participants and facilitators of the Online course Re-thinking your Funding Model that took place in 2014, supported by the Think Tank Fund.]  …

Writing a case study for policy

Writing a case study for policy

In 2014, P&I published the capacity building document Writing a case study for policy, by Anne Lan Candelaria. For many practitioners, the most familiar and most used format for presenting our work is through writing a case study.  Case studies emerged…

How to link theory and practice for relevant research

How to link theory and practice for relevant research

[Editor’s note: This post is part of a series devoted to tools and frameworks for researchers to plan better projects right from the start.] Researchers who seek to influence policies face the challenge to link theory and practice daily. However,…

Do like Adam Smith: Ride the train with your policymaker (as often as possible)

Do like Adam Smith: Ride the train with your policymaker (as often as possible)

Some of the arguably most fundamental, longest-lasting changes in the world economy resulted from the policy influencing efforts of an entrepreneurial scholar. The advent of laissez-faire liberalism in England was a strategic endeavor pursued by none other than Adam Smith,…

Partisan think tanks: a double-edged sword

Partisan think tanks: a double-edged sword

[Editor’s note:  This is the third of a series of blogs by Claudio Jones on partisan think tanks. The first post can be read here, and the second post can be read here.] In the previous two posts, I have focused on the…

Writing a Case Study II: Policy influence in Local Education in the Philippines

Writing a Case Study II: Policy influence in Local Education in the Philippines

[Editor’s note: This post introduces a new material produced by Anne Lan K. Candelaria for Politics & Ideas. It is an illustration of the case study protocol proposed by the same author, which we published in December 2013.] This case…

What do partisan think tanks seek?

What do partisan think tanks seek?

[Editor’s note:  This is the second of a series of blogs by Claudio Jones on partisan think tanks. The first post can be read here.] Is the political role of partisan think tanks -in Latin America’s new democracies and elsewhere-…

Consider influence before doing the research

Consider influence before doing the research

[Editor’s note: This post stems from a rich conversation about how research can have an impact with Roger Harris while sharing our respective chapters for an upcoming book on Information Technologies and its impact. He shares an initial literature review…