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TTI Phase 2 Institutional Support: Foro Social de Deuda Externa y Desarrollo de Honduras

This funding will strengthen Foro Social de Deuda Externa y Desarrollo de Honduras' (FOSDEH) role as a credible public policy institution in Honduras by improving its ability to provide high-quality, influential, and policy-relevant research.

About Foro Social de Deuda Externa y Desarrollo de Honduras
FOSDEH is a non-profit organization that seeks to contribute to the design of public policies based on social justice, equality, respect of human rights, and democracy. Its research topics include unemployment and labour markets, remittances, political reform, and transparency issues. It receives its funding from the Think Tank Initiative (TTI).

Influencing and informing policy
TTI is a multi-funder program dedicated to strengthening independent policy research institutions, or think tanks, in developing countries. The program aims to enhance their ability to provide sound research that informs and influences policy.

This second TTI phase (2014-2019) will fund 43 institutions, helping them consolidate their role as credible development actors in their countries, and in some cases, regionally and internationally. For FOSDEH, this project will help enhance its research quality, organizational performance, and policy engagement.

Better research, better reach
Through this support over the next 4.5 years, FOSDEH is expected to
-increase the quality of its research through systematic peer reviewing and enhanced editing practices
-enhance the skills of research staff through training and collaboration with local and international peers
-develop a repository of primary data to help researchers produce innovative research
-create a monitoring and evaluation system for effective strategic planning
-develop alternative sources of income through consulting services and a resource mobilization strategy
-increase collaboration with local partners to share research and policy proposals with government policymakers
-increase tools to share and target the institution's audiences more effectively

Project ID
Project Status
End Date
54 months
IDRC Officer
Julie Lafrance
Total Funding
CA$ 880,000.00
Think Tank Initiative
Think Tank Initiative
Institution Country
Project Leader
Mauricio Díaz Burdett
Foro Social de Deuda Externa y Desarrollo de Honduras