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.”
31 October 2014
Thanks to everyone who has been following Policy Brief Week 2014 here on R2A. It’s been a great week with lots of interesting content and discussion on the site and through social media. We hope everyone feels like they know a little bit more about writing effective policy briefs.
30 October 2014
What does the ever increasing availability of an internet connection mean for a policy brief? Policy Briefs have become a popular means for researchers to speak to policy audiences, but there are reasons to suggest that their popularity may be declining.
29 October 2014
In the spirit of using old knowledge to inform the new, we have gone through our archives to bring you the five top resources, guides and articles of yesteryear. Let us know if you think we have missed something!
28 October 2014
In this post Laura ffrench-Constant argues that many of the perceived problems researchers face when writing policy briefs can be unpacked and even solved with some careful consideration and the right advice.
27 October 2014
This guide outlines how to make the most of your policy brief, by using strategic planning and targeted engagement with policy actors, to help you achieve positive policy influence.
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.
In this podcast, Andrew Clappison (R2A and CommsConsult) explains the importance of testing and reflecting upon the assumptions contained across your theory of change.
Welcome to the Think Tank Policy Engagement and Communications Program’s theory of change week. To get us started, here is an excellent introduction to theory of change developed by Result for Development’s Senior Program Director Courtney Tolmie.
This week, the TTI PEC programme, in association with R2A, is focusing in on some of the most useful resources and common questions that think tanks have in developing theories of change. Stay tuned-in for updates!
Susan Koshy (Centre for Studying Developing Societies) explores how you can organize your research evidence into streams of value that generate meaning and have enduring living properties?
This post introduces a study into developing and implementing gender sensitive policies and programmes in Pakistan
TheThink Tank Initiative seeks to fill the position of Senior Program Officer for Knowledge Translation. This key role is in managing and providing the knowledge function for the Initiative, with a focus on strategic engagement and communications.
Communicating clearly and coherently is essential if non-technical audiences are to understand the significance of research findings. This post charts the changes CSTEP made to improve its research communications.
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.