Think Tanks

The Think Tank Hub engages as an information hub, disseminating the ideas and research of a diverse range of think tanks with links to International Geneva. This page features works of interest for the International Geneva ecosystem as well as our current partners and past visiting think tanks.

Resources

Find below a list of publications, blogs, media and reports for and from think tanks as well as various researchers whose work is related to International Geneva. Do not hesitate to share your latest research with us at info@thinktankhubgeneva.org.

Atlas of the Stateless

Ulrike Lauerhaß, Graham Pote, Eva Wuchold

Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung

The Atlas of Stateless Persons provides information on the situation of stateless people worldwide in 53 graphics and 6 thematic articles as well as 19 country examples.

The Atlas of Stateless Persons provides information on the situation of stateless people worldwide in 53 graphics and 6 thematic articles as well as 19 country examples.

Climate Finance is the Key to Success for Biden Earth Day Summit and COP 26

George Anjaparidze and Vicente Paolo Yu

Veritas Global

The Biden Earth Day Climate Summit can have a real impact on international climate change negotiations if it addresses the shortfall in international climate finance.

The Biden Earth Day Climate Summit can have a real impact on international climate change negotiations if it addresses the shortfall in international climate finance.

Online Disinformation and Political Discourse: Applying a Human Rights Framework

Kate Jones

Chatham House

Although some digital platforms now have an impact on more people’s lives than does any one state authority, the international community has been slow to hold to account these platforms’ activities by reference to human rights law.

Although some digital platforms now have an impact on more people’s lives than does any one state authority, the international community has been slow to hold to account these platforms’ activities by reference to human rights law.

Unprecedented opportunity for climate policy in 2021

George Anjaparidze

Veritas Global

2021 promises to be a defining year for international climate policy. There is an opportunity to build on the positive momentum from the 2020 Climate Ambition Summit and accelerate the transition to a climate conscious economy.

2021 promises to be a defining year for international climate policy. There is an opportunity to build on the positive momentum from the 2020 Climate Ambition Summit and accelerate the transition to a climate conscious economy.

The Role of the Private Sector in Protecting Civic Space

Bennett Freeman, Harriet Moynihan

Chatham House

Robust civic space is essential for good governance, the rule of law and for enabling citizens to shape their societies. However, civil society space around the world is under significant pressure and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this situation.

The weakening of international institutions and democratic norms worldwide has resulted in fewer constraints on autocracies. Meanwhile, the rise of nationalism, populism and illiberalism is taking its toll on civil liberties.

The private sector is in a unique position to work with civil society organizations to uphold and defend civic freedoms and support sustainable and profitable business environments. Companies have the capacity, resources and expertise to enhance the protection of civic space.

Robust civic space is essential for good governance, the rule of law and for enabling citizens to shape their societies. However, civil society space around the world is under significant pressure and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this situation.

The weakening of international institutions and democratic norms worldwide has resulted in fewer constraints on autocracies. Meanwhile, the rise of nationalism, populism and illiberalism is taking its toll on civil liberties.

The private sector is in a unique position to work with civil society organizations to uphold and defend civic freedoms and support sustainable and profitable business environments. Companies have the capacity, resources and expertise to enhance the protection of civic space.

Understanding the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the Nigerian economy

Chukwuka Onyekwena and Mma Amara Ekeruche

The weak capacity of health care systems in developing countries is likely to exacerbate the pandemic and its impact on their economies.

The weak capacity of health care systems in developing countries is likely to exacerbate the pandemic and its impact on their economies.

The Global South and development assistance

Chukwuka Onyekwena and Mma Amara Ekeruche

While cooperation between countries in the global South has existed since the 1955 Bandung Asian-African conference, South-South cooperation (SSC) has recently experienced rapid growth and rising global prominence.

While cooperation between countries in the global South has existed since the 1955 Bandung Asian-African conference, South-South cooperation (SSC) has recently experienced rapid growth and rising global prominence.

Is a debt crisis looming in Africa?

Chukwuka Onyekwena and Mma Amara Ekeruche

Concerns about an impending debt crisis in Africa are rising alongside the region’s growing debt levels. As of 2017, 19 African countries have exceeded the 60 percent debt-to-GDP threshold set by the African Monetary Co-operation Program (AMCP) for developing economies, while 24 countries have surpassed the 55 percent debt-to-GDP ratio suggested by the International Monetary Fund. Surpassing this threshold means that these countries are highly vulnerable to economic changes and their governments have a reduced ability to provide support to the economy in the event of a recession.

Concerns about an impending debt crisis in Africa are rising alongside the region’s growing debt levels. As of 2017, 19 African countries have exceeded the 60 percent debt-to-GDP threshold set by the African Monetary Co-operation Program (AMCP) for developing economies, while 24 countries have surpassed the 55 percent debt-to-GDP ratio suggested by the International Monetary Fund. Surpassing this threshold means that these countries are highly vulnerable to economic changes and their governments have a reduced ability to provide support to the economy in the event of a recession.

Global Environmental Governance in the Information Age: Civil Society and Digital Media

Jérôme Duberry

This book examines the impact of current and emerging digital technologies on global environmental governance, and in particular on environmental civil society organizations. It will appeal to scholars and students of environmental studies and politics, global governance, political sociology, geography and communication studies along with policy makers and communication specialists from the environmental community.

This book examines the impact of current and emerging digital technologies on global environmental governance, and in particular on environmental civil society organizations. It will appeal to scholars and students of environmental studies and politics, global governance, political sociology, geography and communication studies along with policy makers and communication specialists from the environmental community.

An Artificial Revolution: On Power, Politics and AI

Ivana Bartoletti

AI has unparalleled transformative potential to reshape society, our economies and our working lives, but without legal scrutiny, international oversight and public debate, we are sleepwalking into a future written by algorithms which encode racist, sexist and classist biases into our daily lives – an issue that requires systemic political and cultural change to productively address.

Bartoletti exposes the reality of the AI revolution, from the low-paid workers who toil to train algorithms to recognise cancerous polyps, to the rise of techno-racism and techno-chauvinism and the symbiotic relationship between AI and right wing populism. An Artificial Revolution is an essential primer to understand the intersection of technology and geopolitical forces shaping the future of civilisation.

AI has unparalleled transformative potential to reshape society, our economies and our working lives, but without legal scrutiny, international oversight and public debate, we are sleepwalking into a future written by algorithms which encode racist, sexist and classist biases into our daily lives – an issue that requires systemic political and cultural change to productively address.

Bartoletti exposes the reality of the AI revolution, from the low-paid workers who toil to train algorithms to recognise cancerous polyps, to the rise of techno-racism and techno-chauvinism and the symbiotic relationship between AI and right wing populism. An Artificial Revolution is an essential primer to understand the intersection of technology and geopolitical forces shaping the future of civilisation.

From Science to Practice: Strengthening Research Uptake to Achieve the SDGs

In the face of compounding global challenges and ambitious 2030 SDG’s Agenda, the need for evidence-based policy making, informed by rigorous scientific research, has never been greater. Read the Conference Summary of this event co-hosted by the Think Tank Hub.

In the face of compounding global challenges and ambitious 2030 SDG’s Agenda, the need for evidence-based policy making, informed by rigorous scientific research, has never been greater. Read the Conference Summary of this event co-hosted by the Think Tank Hub.

Meet the think tanks

On Think Tanks

On Think Tanks (OTT) is a global platform dedicated to promoting better informed policy. OTT started in 2010 as a personal blog to explore think tanks and their role in supporting evidence-informed policymaking. Over the years, with support from the Hewlett Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, IDRC and others, the blog grew into a global platform, adding services and initiatives by and for think tanks and other actors in the evidence informed policy ecosystem.

Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science

Currently one of the most renowned political science institutes across Europe, the GSI is home to around 60 faculties, whose scholarship and teaching span across the main sub fields of political science: political theory, comparative political systems, international relations, and research methods.

Future UN Development Systems

The ‘FUNDS’ project, starting in September 2009, has arisen from a recognition that the 30 agencies of the UN Development System have lived through several decades of a fast-changing global environment and will need to adapt to the new realities, including resurgent developing countries in Asia and Latin America, the threats and opportunities posed by globalisation, the retreat of statism and the recognition that human activities everywhere are driven mainly by private interests.

Chatham House

The Royal Institute of International Affairs is an independent policy institute based in London. Its mission is to help governments and societies build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world. Chatham House pursues this mission through dialogue, analysis and solutions-based ideas, and by empowering the next generation to build a better world.

Centre for Sport and Human Rights

The Centre’s role is to work towards a world of sport that fully respects human rights by sharing knowledge, building capacity, and strengthening the accountability of all actors through collective action and promotion of the Sporting Chance Principles. In fulfilling this mandate, the Centre is committed to being independent, principles-based, inclusive, diverse, collaborative, accessible, and trusted.

Africa21

As a think tank based in Geneva, Africa 21 intends to work through the provision of basic facts and analysis by encouraging debate to foster a better understanding of the international issues structuring sustainable socio-economic development in Africa.

Brookings

Brookings is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing a society at the local, national and global level.

Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

The Dag Hammarskjöll Foundation is a non-governmental organisation established in memory of Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. Its work is governed by an international board. From its offices in Uppsala and New York City this organisation spurs dialogue and action on global development and multilateral cooperation.