Think tanks have been a fixture of Washington policy debates for decades, occupying an ever-evolving space between academic research and advocacy. But some worry that the private research sector is becoming more opaque, even as some think tanks play an ever more powerful role in policy making. Kojo gets a global perspective on think tanks, including concerns about funding, ethics and independence.


  • Raymond Struyk Senior Fellow, Results for Development Institute; Author, “Improving Think Tank Management” (forthcoming)
  • Ilya Lozovsky Assistant Editor of Democracy Lab, Foreign Policy
  • Hans Gutbrod Executive Director, Transparify

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