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.
1 October 2014
This quick guide, developed as part of the Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications Program, is aimed at helping researchers and communications staff at think tanks develop a communications strategy for a research project or publication.
29 September 2014
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.
26 September 2014
In this post, Anton Tsvetov outlines 5 tips for researchers who would like to be approached more often by the media for expert comment and opinion.
19 September 2014
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.”
18 September 2014
In his second podcast this week, Andrew Clappison (R2A and CommsConsult) explains how your theory of change can be adapted into an effective means of monitoring and evaluating your success.
CEDA highlights one of three radio programmes co-produced with CORAPE and Anaité Vergas. The programmes helped CEDA to influence the wider community to engage in the policy processes, and also enabled CEDA staff to learn how to create policy-related communications in a radio format.
Honduras think tank FOSDEH has developed an institutional “theory of change” tool to improve their strategic planning in a highly complex and changing context. Theory of change is helping FOSEDH establish clear routes and strategies, identify relevant stakeholders and evaluate the social impact of their interventions.
Bolivian think tank Fundación ARU shares training resources they used in a strategic planning workshop to discuss the institution’s strategic goals, activities and outcomes.
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.
The PEC Programme facilitated the analysis of internal communication strategies and resulted in the decision of using a Facebook closed group for supporting the organizations’ internal communication.
IDS are seeking to recruit a Director of Communications and Impact, to implement new strategies that will ensure that the Institute’s research is integrated throughout with innovative, high-impact communications and knowledge mobilisation.
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.
Earlier this month, the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) released a report that seeks to answer a compelling question: Does research drive international development?
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.