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By prospect   November 2005

Smarter think tank awards The annual Prospect think tank of the year awards were given a facelift this year, including a new judging panel, chaired by the Guardian’s David Walker and Tory MP Michael Gove, and a prizegiving in central London in September, addressed by schools minister Andrew Adonis. The judges’ net was cast wider than usual to include independent research institutes. The thorn in Gordon Brown’s side, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, won the main prize (runner-up: Civitas). Publication of the year was won by Policy Exchange’s “Unaffordable Housing” (runner-up: IPPR’s “Black and White”). In this Africa year, “one…

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