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Leadership Insights is the home of our Fellows' research and provocation pieces which they complete as part of their Fellowship programme, in addition to specially commissioned research carried out by, and on behalf of, Clore Social Leadership.


The Impact of Think Tanks

The Impact of Think Tanks

By Julia Slay , January 2017

In her research, 2015 Fellow Julia Slay, conducted a critical enquiry into what it means for think tanks to have impact: how they (and others) understand impact, and what kind of change they seek to create in the world. In part, her research was inspired by the Centre for Evaluation Innovation’s thinking in Pathways forChange: 10 Theories to Inform Advocacy and Policy Change Efforts

This paper sets out a matrix of ten theories of how change happens, and outlines the pre-conditions for policy change set out by each theory.

Download Julia's research paper here, and read her blog about her work here. You can contact Julia on Twitter


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