Core and Institutional Support to Policy Research Centers
Open Society Institute
Aug 19, 2010 12:00 AM
The Think Tank Fund of the Open Society Foundations requests proposals from independent, nonpartisan multi-issue public policy centers working in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo, and Ukraine to promote inclusive policy change. "Inclusive policy change" refers to a policymaking process that is open, transparent, and responsive to the public interest. The Think Tank Fund aims to support policy centers that strengthen democratic processes in their countries by identifying and analyzing policy options, consulting with the government to advance their recommendations, involving stakeholders outside government circles in policy debates, and making their findings widely available to the public. Thus, while potential grantees should engage with public authorities, the Think Tank Fund also seeks to fund organizations that galvanize public interest and debate about the issues on which they are working. The fund currently directs its support primarily to organizations that work on economic, political and social reform issues in their countries.
27 Apr 2011