Think Tank Initiative Exchange 2015

IPS Executive Director Dr. Saman Kelegama, and Deputy Director Dr. Dushni Weerakoon, participated at the Think Tank Initiative (TTI) Exchange 2015 on the theme “Research Quality: Approaches, Outreach, and Impact” held in Istanbul, in February 2015.

The TTI Exchange 2015 brought together 43 think tank grantees from East Africa, West Africa, Latin America and South Asia under the TTI Initiative, managed by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The event allowed research organizations to share perspectives on research quality for think tanks and how they deal with different knowledge and approaches to research. IPS Blog ‘Talking Economics’ was presented in a session that explored how case studies, policy briefs, and blogs can enhance engagement with key actors.

The TTI is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of independent policy research institutions in the developing world. Launched in 2008 and managed by IDRC, TTI currently provides 43 think tanks in 20 countries with core, non-earmarked funding.