Policy briefs are useful influencing tools for think tanks and research institutions. This quick guide, developed as part of the Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications Program, is aimed at researchers and communications staff who are planning policy briefs for the first time, or want to review their approach.
Knowing your audience
Not everyone will find your research useful. You need to know who your audience is and what information they need in order to communicate with them effectively.
This blog is part of a showcase of exhibits from Latin American think tanks participating in the Think Tank Initiative’s…
FUSADES has started implementing a stakeholder mapping methodology called “The Tipping Point” (developed by Yolanda Talavera) to map the key stakeholders according to research topics and strategic initiatives.
In this post Natalia Aquilino reflects on CIPPEC’s recent work in support of think tanks, civil society and public officers approach to policy influence – highlighting a series of useful resources produced by CIPPEC.
The Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications Program is hosting a Virtual Write Shop on “Writing News Releases that Make an Impact.”
Latin American think tank ASIES has developed a guide for its staff on how to develop and implement a number of communications tools and activities concerning the institution’s visual identity.
Developing a social network strategy is key to understanding and more effectively engaging with key audiences and making better use of social media tools. In this post, Latin American think tank ASIES shares a guide they produced to help them manage their social networks more strategically.
When working on policy influence in Africa, it is easy to encounter situations for which there is no guidebook available. The mentors hired as part of the TTI PEC programmme confronted this stark reality.
Costantine Shirati, Communications Officer at the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research Organization (Tanzania) shares reflections on the role of information partners in supporting policy influence.
Originally a national chapter of the African Technology Policy Studies Network, ATPS-Tanzania is now registered independently in Tanzania as the…
The Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications Program is hosting a Virtual Write Shop on blogs and op-eds during…
David Olson discusses lessons learned from organizing the second peer virtual learning session for African think tanks in the Think Tank Policy Engagement and Communications Program.