The Think Tank Initiative Exchange 2015 (TTIX 2015) saw nearly 200 participants, including think tanks, policymakers, donors, and research-to-policy actors, come together to explore perspectives under the theme of “Research Quality: Approaches, Outreach and Impact.”

 Representatives of the 43 TTI-funded think tanks had the opportunity to meet with donors, key likeminded stakeholders, and policymakers including Penda Mbow, Minister-Advisor to the Senegalese Presidency, Tanzanian MP Zitto Kabwe, Costa Rican ex-Minister of Education Leonardo Garnier, Canadian Ambassador to Turkey John Holmes, and Ajay Mathur from the Government of India.

 Over three days, attendees shared perspectives on how high-quality research can lead to think tank impact, as well as knowledge on how think tanks are ensuring rigour and quality research while maintaining policy relevance. Through discussions on a range of different approaches, methods, and tools for strengthening research quality, participants had an opportunity to share experiences, explore potential areas for collaboration, and discuss capacity development needs.


Summary Report and Presentations

      Read the TTI Exchange Summary Report


     Click here to see available presentations


Videos, Pictures and Social Media


Watch all 6 video interviews with think tank Executive Directors (and others):

youtube presentations


Watch the TTIX 2015 Official Video:


Photos: All photos can be found by date in our Picasa gallery:

Day 1: February 18      

Day 2: February 19     

Day 3: February 20   

day 3


Our Prezi photo blog summarizes the agenda:


 Blog: A dedicated blog space allowed participants to share their perspectives in real-time, and 35 posts including musings, video interviews, and photos can be found at this link.


  Twitter: The event hashtag (#ttix2015) housed hundreds of tweets every day.