Posts Tagged "Think Tanks"

Re-thinking funding models: a short survey and an upcoming course

Re-thinking funding models: a short survey and an upcoming course

At Politics & Ideas, we are working to put together an online course focused on understanding funding models that think tanks employ around the world, and their implications. Our assumption is that different funding schemes (e.g. through contracts, core funds…

Defining a research agenda. Balancing internal and external influences

Defining a research agenda. Balancing internal and external influences

[Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared at INASP’s newsletter 2012. It is also available in Spanish at VIPPAL.] The definition of a research agenda is key for any organisation trying to be protagonist of the policy arena. However, setting a…

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…

Resources for executive directors: competences, structure and tools

[Editor’s note: This post originally appeared at On Think Tanks. It is part of a series of posts reflecting on a mentoring project with ASIES from Guatemala and Grupo Faro from Ecuador.] Too many resources for think tanks are focused…

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-…

What are partisan think tanks?

What are partisan think tanks?

[Editor’s note:  What is the role of partisan think tanks in political debates? In this series of blogs, Claudio Jones, researcher with the Fundación Rafael Preciado Hernández in México, argues in favor of a broader and more active role for…

Why is changing donor-driven research agendas so hard?

Why is changing donor-driven research agendas so hard?

Funding is one of the pillars of our research agenda, because it is a hassle both for the recipients as for the givers since matching the interests of both is not always an easy task. There is a growing interest…

Nine challenges towards think tanks evaluation in Latin America

Nine challenges towards think tanks evaluation in Latin America

[Editor’s Note: This post was written by Natalia Aquilino, Director of the influence, Monitoring and Evaluation Programme at CIPPEC, with Leandro Echt’s collaboration.] Consensus regarding evaluation relevance as a transparency and accountability strategy is rising for Latin American think tanks….

More reflections on transitions in think tanks’ executive direction:  FUSADES’ experience

More reflections on transitions in think tanks’ executive direction: FUSADES’ experience

A few weeks ago I shared an article about background profiles and qualities of think tanks’ directors, followed by some reflections about the processes that led the think tanks FEDESARROLLO (Colombia) and CIPPEC (Argentina) to appoint a new Executive Director….