Sustainable Organizations for Sustainable Development

Bangkok, Thailand

November 12-14, 2018

About TTIX 2018

After almost a decade of organizational support, the Think Tank Initiative is bringing together representatives of think tanks, policymakers, donors and other research-to-policy actors for a final Think Tank Initiative Exchange to mark the last year of the program.

The Think Tank Initiative Exchange

This Exchange will build on a decade of TTI lessons, experiences and insights on the challenges of building and sustaining policy research organizations that are able to maximise the quality and effectiveness of their contributions to policy processes and to improve development outcomes in their countries and their regions.

Second, with ambitious agendas captured in international policy architecture like the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 agenda and the Paris Agreement of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the need to bring evidence to bear on policy and to facilitate efforts to drive policy-informed action has never been greater.

Policy research organizations are already making valuable contributions to the achievement of these frameworks at national, regional and global levels, and have the potential to catalyze further action around these agendas, working collectively with other key actors, in the years to come.

This Exchange will allow participants to explore how policy research organizations can further improve their contributions to a sustainable future and what new kinds of collaborations might be required to promote evidence informed policy making as successfully as possible.



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