Bringing Think Tanks Closer to Policymakers for Evidence-Informed Policymaking

Abstract 

This chapter explores the approaches used by think tanks in Indonesia to produce research that can influence policy decisions. It focuses on the dynamics of interaction between think tanks and other policy actors in ensuring the uptake and use of this research. It will look at the nature of relationships between the actors and the institutional and political factors that might constrain or enhance evidence-based policymaking. It shows the importance of strengthening think tanks’ networks with stakeholders involved in policymaking processes and the need to take a flexible approach and use the momentum of policy opportunities. It also discusses the types of research products created by think tanks in ways that fill data gaps and ft with policymakers’ needs. 

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