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think-tank

n
informal a group of specialists organized by a business enterprise, governmental body, etc, and commissioned to undertake intensive study and research into specified problems
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Abid said that both think-tanks, can conduct joint research on issues of mutual interest such as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), climate change and youth development etc.
This was to counter the long held perception by some sections of the public about think-tanks being pro-government and channels for making profit and hence shouldn't be taken serious.
The MoU between two think-tanks shows the development of the relation between the two countries.
To do so, it needs its best think-tanks in fine fettle.
In our November 2014 issue, we said the first African continental think-tank summit was held in Pretoria in February, organised by the University of Pennsylvania, the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), the African Leadership Center, and the Institute for Security Studies, entitled Think-tanks and the Transformation of Africa.
German Think-Tanks. Pennies for Their Thoughts, The Economist, p.
But what are these think-tanks which have risen to such prominence in our society?
Podesta, like the men who founded the key advocacy think-tanks on the right, is a political operative, not an academic.
(15.) The role of think tanks in Germany is discussed by Lothar Scholz in, "The Think-Tank Landscape in Germany: A Look Behind the Mirror," paper presented at the conference on Think-Tanks in the USA and Germany: How and Where do Public Decision-Makers Obtain Their Knowledge?, Lauder Institute: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, November 18-20, 1983.
Think-tanks now flourish in other parts of the world, in Eastern Europe since the collapse of Communism and in Asia, where they 'tend to be closely linked with their governments' - and thus are perhaps not think-tanks in Dr Stone's sense.
Until a decade or even less ago, African think-tanks were very thin on the ground.
German Think-Tanks.Pennies for Their Thoughts, The Economist, p.