Posts Tagged "Funding"

Making Transparency Transparent: What We Learnt

Making Transparency Transparent: What We Learnt

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Hans Gutbrod, coordinator of Transparify, which advocates for greater think tank transparency.]  In recent months, Transparify has been advocating for think tanks to become more transparent about who funds them. We rated 169 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…

How to improve your capacity to write proposals: Grupo FARO’s Committee for Project Approval

How to improve your capacity to write proposals: Grupo FARO’s Committee for Project Approval

[Editor’s note: This post has been written by Adriana Arellano, from Grupo FARO, who are participating of a mentoring project with ASIES in Guatemala. This series is an effort to share lessons learned by these organisations with other think tanks and is…

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…

Lesson #4: think about, agree and discuss widely to establish capacity building objectives

Lesson #4: think about, agree and discuss widely to establish capacity building objectives

This reflection is part of the 20 lessons included in the paper Lessons learned on promoting better links between research and policy in Latin America Throughout the six years of work within our programme Spaces for Engagement, we used to define very specific…

The Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas: Introduction

The Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas: Introduction

Evidence based policy has, as the Topic Guide states in its introduction, become a sort of holy grail for policymakers (in the North and the South). If the concept is difficult to fully accept in developed countries with strong professional…

A new Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas

A new Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas

Our first product is a Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas. We have worked intensely to produce it but we know that we need your help to complete our task. We want this Guide to become an opportunity for collaboration that…

Global research organisations, foreign funding and absent states: the health research agenda in Peru

Global research organisations, foreign funding and absent states: the health research agenda in Peru

In the academic world, little attention has been paid to how the priorities and agendas of global research organisations, along with their funding mechanisms, affect research projects in developing countries where there is a lack of state interest in research….