Past Event

Why Think Tanks Matter: Helping Make People Centered Public Policy & Development a Priority

27 January 2016 17:30–19:00

The World Bank
1818 H Street,
NW Washington,
DC 20433

2015 Global Go To Think Tank Launch

1. Introduction, Overview and Highlights: the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index by James McGann, Director (TTCSP)2. Why Think Tanks Matter and Make a Difference in Washington


Marcelo Giugale, Senior Adviser to the Vice President of our Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions (EFI) Global Practice Cluster, World Bank (United States)


  • Gountiéni D. Lankoandé, Director of Research, GRAAD (Burkina Faso)
  • Melissa Leach, Director, The Institute of Development Studies (United Kingdom)
  • Julia Pomares, Director, CIPPEC (Argentina)
  • Jos Verbeek, Adviser in the Office of the President’s Special Envoy on the MDGs/SDGs and Financial Development, World Bank (United States)

3. Concluding Remarks: James McGann

[1] *A panel of think tanks and global policy makers will present and discuss the role think tanks have played in helping shape and advance people centered develop around the world with a special emphasis on the implementation of the SDGs.

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