policy recommendations
for the G7

On Think Tanks

OTT is a global platform dedicated to promoting better informed policy.

Our story

OTT started in 2010 as a personal blog to explore think tanks and their role in supporting evidence-informed policymaking.

Over the years, with support from the Hewlett Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, IDRC and others, the blog grew into a global platform, adding services and initiatives by and for think tanks and other actors in the evidence informed policy ecosystem.

Our team includes individuals living and working in six continents. Visitors to our site, courses and events come from over 160 countries, making us a truly global community.

What we do

We believe that decisions are better when they are informed by evidence, and for this we need credible, sustainable, connected and ethical policy research communities around the world. OTT supports this mission through:

Our community

OTT convenes, connects and creates space for exchange between think tanks and other policy actors around the world. You can take part in our annual global conferences or regional events, join a community of practice or community forum. You can sign up for our monthly newsletter, use our jobsboard to recruit new talent or find think tank job opportunities, and join in the conversation on Twitter, FacebookLinkedInYouTube and Instagram.


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Country Peru