External Evaluation of the Think Tank Initiative Phase 2

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Indevelop has been contracted to undertake the External Evaluation of the Think Tank Initiative Phase 2, implemented by IDRC: inception and first interim reports

The First Interim Report

The first Interim Report of the Evaluation of Phase Two of the Think Tank Initiative (TTI) presents initial findings and possible lessons 16 months after the launch of the Evaluation. The Report marks a first major milestone in the Evaluation, which is investigating the relationship between the provision of TTI support and strengthening of think tanks, as well as the relationship between strong think tanks and changes in social and economic policy.

This report describes TTI's progress thus far and presents a baseline for further analysis during Phase Two. The evaluation team looks forward to engaging further with both the think tanks that have received support from TTI and the wider think tank community in the continuing evaluation process.

Download report NIRASIndevelop_TTI_1stIR.pdf

Inception Report

This inception report presents the background, context, evaluation matrix, methods and work plan to be applied in the four-year course of evaluation of the Think Tank Initiaitve (TTI) Phase 2. Based on extensive analysis of the documentation, direct interactions with the TTI Program staff and the evaluation committee, as well as contact with the grantees under TTI Phase 2, the Evaluation Team has reconfirmed the validity of the core elements or the original Indevelop proposal of September 2014, while also adjusting to the need for some modification in approach and team roles.

Download report TTI External Evaluation Inception Report 30 June.pdf