New Mandala, an academic blog on Southeast Asian affairs, has announced the six recipients of its fellowship program which aims to improve the writing skills of Indonesian researchers. The fellowship recipients are expected to contribute analysis on key policy issues in the lead-up to, and during, the 2019 presidential election.
Strengthening the quality of research and development (R&D) for policy within government agencies is an important foundation for improving the quality of policy. To support this goal, the Aceh Provincial Government is revitalising its planning and R&D functions, based on evidence from the last ten years of Aceh’s implementation of special autonomy.
Developing public policies based on evidence is a key challenge for today’s policymakers. But partnerships between government, industry, research organisations and universities can help support good policy making.
The Indonesia Development Forum (IDF) is a platform for national dialogue on development. Hosted by the Ministry of National Development Planning, IDF brings together leaders in government, civil society, academia, and the private sector to discuss solutions to Indonesia’s key development challenges. This year, IDF was held on 10 - 11 July 2018 with the overarching theme of ‘Pathways to Tackle Regional Disparities Across The Archipelago’.
the Presidential Decree Number 16/2018 concerning Public Procurement opens a new dimension that moves toward a more inclusive and participatory development. This new decree has served as an "entrance" to a more synergized cooperation between government and community organizations which will hopefully lead to the improved public services delivered to people at the grass root level.
This study was conducted in November-December 2016 that was designed to understand and gather insights from university academics and support staff on their perceptions and experiences of the culture of research at universities in Indonesia. This study was supported by the Government of Australia through the Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI).
Local Knowledge Matters discusses the critical role that local knowledge plays in public policy processes as well as its role in the co-production of policy relevant knowledge with the scientific and professional communities. The authors consider the mechanisms used by local organisations and the constraints and opportunities they face, exploring what the knowledge-to-policy process means, who is involved and how different communities can engage in the policy process.
Researchers in Indonesian universities are being encouraged to incorporate gender and social inclusion perspectives in their applications for government research grants following the launch of the 12th edition of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education’s Grant Guidelines for Research and Community Engagement on March 20
The paper presents a framework for a learning-oriented approach to causality that focuses on understanding the mechanisms that were successful, with whom and in what context so that the policy maker can determine where else the intervention might work or what other mechanisms or adaptations might be necessary in the new setting.