Terms of use


Where copyright is held by the Think Tank Initiative

Unless otherwise stated, the copyright to material on this website is held by the Think Tank Initiative (TTI).

TTI permits reading, downloading, copying, redistributing, printing, linking and searching, for non-commercial or academic purposes, of any of its content, provided that credit and reference is given to the ITT and the original source page and, in the case of copying, redistribution or linking, that you inform IDRC of how the material is being used, as below.

If you are copying, redistributing or linking to any of the TTI’s content on this website for non-commercial and/or academic purposes, we would like to know. Please send an e-mail to thinktank@crdi.ca with the complete URL of the content that you are using, as well as a description of use.

Users must request and receive, at TTI’s sole discretion, written permission from TTI prior to making any commercial use of TTI’s content on this website. Users intending to make commercial use must e-mail a permission request to thinktank@crdi.ca. Please be sure to include the complete URL of the material you are interested in using, as well as a description of intended use.

TTI content on this website may be freely reproduced for private, personal use.

Where copyright is not held by the Think Tank Initiative

When copyright in content on this website is not held by TTI, the copyright owner is specifically noted on the relevant page (for example, Copyright or © Name of Copyright holder, 2013). Where this is the case, and unless otherwise noted on the face of the content, all rights are reserved by the copyright holder and users wishing to make use of the material must contact the copyright holder directly for all requisite permissions.


The opinions expressed in copyrighted materials are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of TTI, nor of the organizations represented on its Executive Committee. This includes IDRC, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD).

All copyrighted materials contained within this website are for informational purposes only and do not constitute professional or expert advice or opinion in any way. Materials are not guaranteed to be correct, up to date, or complete. By using this website, you are deemed to accept this.

This website contains links to other websites for the convenience of users. These sites are not controlled by TTI and TTI is not responsible for their contents.

Website usage

The use of this website, and these website terms of use, is/are governed by, and will be interpreted in accordance with, the laws of Ontario and Canada.

By using this website you agree to be bound by these terms of use.

Think Tank Initiative reserves the right to make changes to these terms of use from time to time.