Welcome to Policypointers!
Policypointers is an online facility created to enable those involved in government, academe and the media to gain rapid access to the research and conclusions of think tanks, institutes and government departments around the world.
We believe that policymakers and those who influence the policymaking function can frequently learn from the research done and the results achieved in countries other than their own. This belief is the rationale for creating this website.
Policypointers is independent of any government, political party, financial or other influence. Not every organisation whose work is accessible via this website will be similarly independent and so users are advised to check the “About Us” page on the organisation websites that they access, for clues as to the standpoint from which these organisations approach their work.
Because of the nature of our mission, as described above, we will select reports and research for posting on this website according to the following criteria:
- That the work includes research or data. Thus, purely polemical work will not be covered, but we will post research-based campaigning reports on the site. In the case of policy areas such as foreign policy and governance we may also include items that are essentially comment.
- That the findings or data within the work could have application outside the country in which it originates. For this reason, work which appears to be of parochial relevance only will not be posted. This does not mean that work must be international in scope to qualify for posting; merely that it could be useful in another country.
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