Smart Thinking brings together all the research, events and job opportunities from the leading UK think tanks.

We work with think tanks from across the political spectrum, covering the full range of policy areas.

Alongside sharing the latest think tank work Smart Thinking runs the first think tank membership network for those working within think tanks, offering a range of training, professional development and networking opportunities.

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Measuring up

This report from UK think tank Green Alliance examines the potential of targets to reduce resource use. Resource use is skyrocketing globally, with extraction of...

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Cultural recovery evidence review

This report from UK think tank City-REDI brings together academic and policy literature relevant to the theme of cultural recovery. This report by James Davies,...

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Weaponisation of the FATF Standards: a guide for global civil society

This report from UK think tank RUSI examines the weaponisation of the FATF Standards. This guide endeavours to convert anecdotal evidence of abuses and misuses...

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Poverty stigma: a glue that holds poverty in place

This report from UK think tank the Joseph Rowntree Foundation offers a redefinition of poverty stigma and its role in making poverty socially acceptable. The...

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Advanced media training

In April we hosted both standard and advanced media training sessions. Our first advanced session was bespoke for an individual think tank, for a specific...

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Events network drinks

Our events network met in-person for the first time for a couple of lively drinks in April. It was a great chance to finally meet...

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Professor Tim Leunig webinar

ProfessorTim Leunig joined us for a fantastic webinar on everything think tanks and other policy people do wrong when making their policy submissions to HM...

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