Technical Assistance for Think Tanks
ACCESS makes available targeted technical assistance to its PPAG grantees, as well as other think tanks working on priority policy issues. Think tanks can benefit from technical assistance in subjects including research methodology, collaborative advocacy techniques, communicating policy research to decision makers and the public, media presentation skills, and preparing for meetings with decision makers. For this purpose, ACCESS uses the following instruments:
- Organizational Capacity Assessment by CTC;
- Peer review of policy research methodology and analysis;
- Mentoring by local and international experts in areas of interest for think tanks.
Besides, ACCESS also allows think tanks to include capacity development costs in their proposals for PPAGs, so that they can put in place organizational strengthening measures that will contribute to their sustainability.