Compared to other developing countries such as India, the Philippines, Mexico, or Brazil, Indonesia is lacking behind in multi-stakeholders policy journals and other media. Making it worse, current policy journals play minimum role in translating research documents to policy briefs for policy makers to consume effectively. The quality of domestic policy research in Indonesia is low as shown in number of published articles in international peer-reviewed journals indexed by Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). It also showed that only about 12% of social science research publications on Indonesia is undertaken by authors based in the country.
On her trip to the Doing Development Differently Workshop, in Jakarta, KSI is fortunate to have Louise Shaxson/ODI to share her thoughts on the challenges, opportunities and lessons to demand and use evidence.
Luis A. Crouch and Julio Rank have co-written a very interesting paper on the financial benefits to using data for SDGs. This topic is very relevant to KSI, which basically provides a model for showing what the financial returns to a country are, for basing their policy on evidence and solid information.
Renee McKibbin, Veronica Taylor, and Nadine White from Australian National University (ANU) will share experience from Australia and ANU in gender equity in research and higher education, including the implementation of Athena SWAN Awards Program on the Athena SWAN program.
President Joko Widodo called for a ‘mental revolution’ among the Indonesian people and institutions to address structural weaknesses in the economy, the declining authority of the state and the rise of intolerance and sectarian conflict. Fred Carden, in a recent paper published by KSI, argues that given the complexity of governance and economic development issues, knowledge and evidence are central to that change and central to sensible policy decisions.
Keynote speaker, Terri Lomax, PhD, will share the experience of the USA and RTI International and discuss to answer important questions related to patents implementation and commercialization, such as patents and royalties management by research centers and universities in the US, incentives for researchers/inventors who produce patents, distribution of royalties between researchers and institutions/universities, and the percentage of revenues from patent that US universities received compared to block research grants and/or competitive grants. Dr. Nurul Taufiqu Rochman, Head of Innovation Center, Indonesia Institute of Sciences (LIPI) will lead the discussion.
"A better understanding of what gender issues entail is the first step that Government agencies must take, otherwise it is not possible for them to create appropriate plans and activities to address gender issues and overcome problems related to them."
This year, Linggarjati made history again. The Linggarjati Museum, on the site where negotiations between the Republic of Indonesia and the Netherlands to end colonial rule and the use of force took place 70 years ago, was chosen as the venue for the declaration of Indonesia’s Alliance for Research Excellence on the 10th of September 2016.
Achieving policy influence is not the same as supporting evidence-informed policy making. However, the two are often conflated. Policy influence refers to a supply-driven model where the results of one or more research studies are promoted with the aim of achieving some changes in policy.
Tax incentive policy is considered as important policy and became one of the drivers in the development of philanthropy and nonprofit sector in different countries.
What is the projection of 100 years of Indonesian independence? Will Indonesian Science Agenda become a long-term guidance towards the realization of ideals of the founding of the nation? This fundamental scientific question is the realization of a joint dream for a better Indonesia and academic anxiety felt by young scientists when doing research in their respective fields.
In 2004 the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs or DEFRA adopted a systematic approach, known as Evidence Investment Strategy EIS, to improving how it sources and uses evidence to inform policymaking. EIS has been implemented in three phases, are: 2006-2010, 2010-2013, and 2014-2018. This upcoming knowledge sharing session will discuss the three EIS processes have helped DEFRA ensure that budgets and staff are aligned to deliver an evidence base that helps it achieve its policy priorities. Some lessons from EIS that Indonesian Government Officials could learn to be a better policy making process. Evidence Investment Strategy will be presented by Ms. Louise Shaxson, a research fellow in the Research & Policy in Development (RAPID) program, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London, meanwhile, Mr. Arnaldo Pellini from Knowledge Sector Initiative will chair the discussion.