The new leadership agenda
We are living at a time when progress seems to be giving way to regression. Almost all forms of national governance are undergoing systemic stress and dissatisfaction among their citizens. A contagion of crises, conflicts, and perils has swept the globe in the last half decade, from a global recession, income inequality, climate change, and the recently declared coronavirus pandemic.
Coping with these adversities and hazards necessitates harnessing human agency in its most ambitious, effective, and coordinated form. Hence our determination to define, study, and improve governance in its expansive sense. It is also our Think Tank's prerogative and responsibility to come up with bold, pragmatic solutions to the challenges of our age — that is, to help it become a better world.
We put a premium on research that harnesses a deep understanding of the past and applies it to the future. There will always be black swan events. But rather than waiting for them to arrive, we will focus on the predictable context.
We are already turning to the task of prioritizing and focusing their research to answer the big questions of our age. They include:
BUSINESS AGILITY AND CONTINUITY
The ongoing COVID-19 socio-economic crisis is forcing business leaders worldwide to take quick actions to respond to the pandemic and its effects on their businesses. Thousands of companies have crafted crisis management plans, with many of them transitioning to a fully virtual workplace.
HOW WE WORK
The ACAL Think Tank is an independent and non-partisan think-and-do tank, mainly engaged in research in the areas of public policy and strategy, aimed at promoting evidence-based problem solving and decision making.
Conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
FROM DATA GENERATION TO AN EVIDENCE BASED APPROACH
Generate quality research that can inform and influence public policies through quality data and rigorous research methods. Analyse available data, draw insights and develop viable policy and strategy proposals . Finally, it is important to discuss those findings and proposals with relevant stakeholders of policy and business communities.
Fact-based information is the fuel democracies run on—the raw material from which societies identify problems and construct solutions.
Big picture thinking
We combine diverse expertise to connect dots and see around corners where others can’t. Build strong relationships at the highest levels of government and the private sector to shift barriers and catalyse transformative partnerships. We use our broad expertise and experience to help navigate digital transformation, and design and invest in breakthrough ideas that make an impact on society and deliver financial returns.
NEW GOALS FOR A NEW CENTURY
As we confront the manifold challenges of this new century, we have resolved to change the way we do business, attempting to do everything better and some things quite differently. The necessary adaptations fall under five goals.