The Think Tank Initiative (TTI) was dedicated to strengthening the capacity of independent public policy research institutions in low and middle-income countries and unlocking their potential to improve people’s lives.
The Think Tank Initiative (TTI) has launched its new Policy Community Survey – Global Report, reflecting the views of senior-level policy developers and influencers in 20 countries in Africa, Latin America, and South Asia.
The Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), an IDRC grantee under the Think Tank Initiative program, reached a major milestone on May 4, 2016, with cabinet approval of their National Fertilizer Policy. The organization was heavily involved in supporting and influencing the entire five-year policy development process, from policy formulation through to cabinet approval.
Research in Action
Information and Communication
An innovative IDRC initiative is improving evaluation capacities of researchers studying Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD). Developing Evaluation Capacity in ICTD (DECI) provides researchers from five IDRC-funded projects in Asia ongoing mentorship to learn and apply the Utilization Focused Evaluation (UFE) approach to their projects. DECI demonstrates the value of mentoring as a training approach, where researchers are coached as they make ready to use the approach.