The Sustainable Think Tanks project documents the transformative role that the Think Tank Initiative (TTI) has played in the life of think tanks. CSTEP was one of the 43 think tanks from all over the world selected for the TTI grant. The aim of the project is to demonstrate the value of core support in strengthening think tanks in ways unparalleled by project funding, particularly in creating conditions for long-term sustainability, strengthening organisational systems, and enhancing the effectiveness of think tanks.
The project has the following objectives:
The Think Tank Initiative
The Think Tank Initiative is a multi-donor programme dedicated to strengthening the capacity of independent policy research institutions in the developing world. Launched in 2008 and managed by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), TTI is a partnership among five donors.
TTI seeks to nurture the long-term sustainability of the think tanks it funds. As such, core funding is combined with dedicated capacity development support by programme officers and external experts in three broad areas: research methods and skills, policy engagement and communication, and general organisational effectiveness. TTI also supports peer-to-peer review, learning, and exchange.