KSI Knowledge Sharing Sessions on Gender Equity in Research and Higher Education, conducted in Jakarta and Yogyakarta, January 31-February 2, 2017, gave the opportunity to the resource persons and participants to map out general opportunities and barriers in integrating gender aspects in research and higher education. However, there remains the need to specifically examine gender aspects of human resources in higher education.
The signing ceremony of the Subsidiary Arrangement for Phase 2 of KSI’s project took place in Jakarta on 31 May 2017. Phase 1 ran from May 2013 and will conclude in June 2017, while Phase 2 of the project is expected to run until 2022.
Dr Muh Dimyati, Director General for Research and Development, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, spoke at a focus group discussion supported by KSI at the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas on 26 May 2017. This discussion aimed to discuss a draft policy brief on removing the barriers that currently constrain downstreaming research outputs into commercial products. Kemenristekdikti and Bappenas, with support from KSI, conducted a quick study led by a consultant team from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) to produce the draft policy brief.
To improve the policy analysis skills of the Centre for Policy Analysis/Pusat Analisis Kebijakan (PAK) Bappenas, in May KSI and the University of Melbourne organised a three-day workshop on policy analysis methodology. KSI involved participants from the Research and Development Agency, Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Centre for Research and Development, as well as the Ministry of Village, Disadvantaged Region Development and Transmigration to provide space for a learning exchange within and among ministries.
On 12 May in Jakarta, the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) launched two ‘white papers’ (buku putih). These are recognised as part of AIPI’s knowledge products and are independent documents to advise the Government and the public. The white papers offer a multidisciplinary approach and were developed by experts in their subjects to respond to nationwide problems in science, research and higher education.
Indonesia is a member of the G20 group of the world’s wealthiest nations but it spends only a tiny amount of its national resources on scientific research. This working paper describes how a number of Indonesian key actors, under the leadership of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences has contributed to the establishment of the Indonesian Science Fund which will help to increase the amount of funding available to Indonesian researchers who want, through their research, to contribute to address key social and economic concerns of the Indonesian people.
This case study is a follow up of Working Paper 8 “Addressing Barriers to University Research” and also a series of Diagnostic Study on Barriers to University Research”. Identification of barriers to university research has given an insight in understanding the dynamics of research and in identifying the barriers to research in universities in Indonesia especially in University of Indonesia (UI), to upgrade the quality and capacity of university research.
This case study is a follow up of Working Paper 8 “Addressing Barriers to University Research” and also a series of Diagnostic Study on Barriers to University Research”. Identification of barriers to university research has given an insight in understanding the dynamics of research and in identifying the barriers to research in universities in Indonesia especially in Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia (Unika Atma Jaya), to upgrade the quality and capacity of university research.
The diagnostic studies undertaken in 2010 and 2015 for the Knowledge Sector Initiative identified public procurement regulations as a key obstacle to the growth of Indonesia’s knowledge sector. This working paper describe how a team of development entrepreneurs used a problem-based approach to addressing this issue.
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. Through this call, which is articulated as the Nawa Cita, or the nine development priorities of the state, he recognises that Indonesia’s economic development rests on the ability to change mindsets, attitudes and behaviours to redress structural weaknesses in the economy. This paper develops a framework for evaluating a mental revolution.
This working paper reflects on Australia’s experience over the last ten years of reform (following the election of Kevin Rudd in 2007 to today) highlighting selected ‘preconditions’ for effective evidence-based policy-making. Sound evidence-to-policy pathways are necessary because it enables governments to make informed decisions to improve community living standards on the basis of the best information available. Utilising case studies the paper highlights six selected inter-related ‘enabling factors’ which support the use of evidence by governments.
Faculty of Medicine, University of Gadjah Mada has committed to contributing towards the intensification of efforts to improve research and innovations at universities. To this end, the faculty seeks to actively engage in studies and other activities that will build its research and innovation capacity. One of the strategic activities implemented is a diagnostic study on barriers to research.