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Funding is a key concern for every think tank due to how it affects its sustainability, the way people work, and the type of research that is conducted, as well as the potential for having sustained policy influence.
Even though there is an ample offering of capacity building activities that focus on how to do effective fundraising, little has been done in terms of systematising diverse existing funding models, along with their implications and consequences on think tanks’ performance, relevance, identity, and sustainability.
This course systematises what is known about the funding models that currently prevail in the South and analyses its implications and consequences so as to provide participating think tanks with better evidence to identify and implement changes.
The background note produced for this course explores these issues further and gives readers access to further resources.