Jun 1, 2019 - Mar 31, 2020
The role of think tanks has been increasingly highlighted because think tanks own the capability to build platform for joint implementation by different stakeholders such as academia, business, policy makers, politicians, and civilians. This convening power is essential to accelerate the SDGs. However, policy advice landscape has been dramatically changing in the last decades (e.g., 2008 financial crisis, 2016 Brexit, 2016 US president election) and accordingly, think tanks have to adapt themselves to such turbulence environments. In this study, I will examine what new challenges for think tanks are and how they meet the challenges in the United States and Japan each by conducting in-depth interviews.