The Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications programme has produced a toolkit that contains resources and materials to help plan, package and disseminate research. It includes reflections from think tanks and mentors.
Making your research accessible
If research can’t be found, or is not easily understood by target audiences it simply does not travel, falling at the first hurdle in the process of trying to bring about change.
A recent workshop at BIGD aimed at providing participants a basic understanding of research communication, while also introducing a range of appropriate channels and tools.
Gifi Nadi provides some top tips on developing productive and valauble relationships with mentors and outlines how to harness and make the most of their knowledge and experience.
The Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications Program is hosting a Virtual Write Shop on “Writing letters to the editor that get published.”
Access to peer reviewed literature is a very important element in planning, designing and carrying out research. This resource developed as part of the Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications Program, provides useful tips on open access resources.
As part of the TTI-PEC Program, IEG (India) focused on responding to three key engagement challenges: organizing research evidence for real-time mobilization; communicating complex economic concepts and ideas in a popular format without diluting the meaning; and building an audience.
As part of the Think Tank Policy Engagement and Communications Programme, Susan Koshy from the Institute of Development Studies and Practical Action Consulting, explores how three South Asian think tanks are redefining existing ways of doing research engagement and communication using an experimental mind-set.
This practical guide was developed by Anaité Verdas as part of the PEC programme, to enable INESAD to develop a strategy for fundraising and to reach a greater understanding of the context in which INESAD is operating.
A six minute video highlighting the change in organisational culture in the Instituto Desarrollo, brought about by participating in the TTI PEC programme.
The Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications Program is hosting a Virtual Write Shop on “Writing News Releases that Make an Impact.”
The Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications programme will be showcasing a series of deliverables produced by Latin American and South Asian think tanks and program facilitators during the program.
GDNet and its partners reflect on what they have learned about supporting Southern researchers to contribute and debate research in development thinking, policy and practice.