TTI to support CPD, Institute of Governance Studies of Brac University
Think Tank Initiative (TTI) has recently selected 16 independent policy research institutions in South Asia for providing institutional capacity building support, said a press release.
Two local research firms, Centre for Policy Dialogue and Institute of Governance Studies of Brac University, were selected into the final list.
The main purpose of the initiative is to support local think tanks of South Asia, Latin America and East and West Africa to produce high quality research towards better policies and ultimately equitable societies.
Therefore, the firms can now attract, retain and build local talent and develop independent research programmes.
They can also invest in outreach programmes to ensure that research results are used in policy debates.
Following a detailed review process, TTI selected 16 think tanks from over 150 proposals from five countries- Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
International Development Research Centre, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched the TTI in 2008.