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Think Tanks and Networks

Think Tanks: Based on a study of think tanks and political parties in Latin America, RAPID is undertaking a study of think tanks and political systems in Asia and Africa (including regional background studies and case studies). The main focus of the study is to determine what are the conditions that determine the functions and shape of think tanks in each context and hence determine how best to support these functions in a way that is conducive to the strengthening of political systems.  

Networks: Based on four years of work using the Network Functions Approach, RAPID will review the recent literature on networks and the way in which the NFA has been used to update the approach and to develop practical services and products for network ‘managers’ and those operating within networks.


Ajoy Datta, Simon Hearn