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.
Presidential Regulation No. 16/2018 on public procurement is a breath of fresh air for civil society organisations focused on improving public services. In addition to enabling civil society groups to access government funds, the regulation will also encourage these groups to improve their financial management and be more accountable.
A regular forum aimed at encouraging the development of the knowledge sector ecosystem in Indonesia through partnerships between the private sector (companies and philanthropy) and research institutions, namely Research & Business Forum was held again in Jakarta, 29 August 2018. The 4th Edition of the Research & Business Forum held by Corporate-Community Partnership for Health Indonesia (CCPHI) in collaboration with the Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) takes the theme of "The Role of Research Institutions and The Industry in Encouraging Evidence-Based Policies".
This article is written by Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) Knowledge Exchange and Learning Lead, Elisabeth Jackson, for The Conversation
The number of people living with dementia in Bali is among the highest in Indonesia and is expected to increase rapidly in the next few years if no significant prevention measures are taken, experts have said.
Seeing that the improvement of public policy is vital for the development of effective public service programs, Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) and BaKTI foundation held a seminar and workshop on the quality of policy index (IKK) in Makassar, South Sulawesi, from Aug. 7 to 8.
To promote better use of evidence in local policymaking, on 4 June the Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) hosted a seminar at the Aston Hotel, Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) to share knowledge on approaches and best practices.
The Minister of National Development Planning, Bambang P.S Brodjonegoro, promised to follow-up the results of the Indonesia Development Forum 2018. Furthermore, he also encouraged innovators from different regions to keep coming up with new ideas and best practices from local wisdom to support development.
The Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) in collaboration with the Government of Australia through Knowledge Sector Initiative are holding the Indonesia Development Forum 2018 on 10-11 July 2018 in Jakarta. Entitled “Pathways to Tackle Regional Disparities Across the Archipelago” this year’s theme is in harmony with one of President Joko Widodo’s NawaCita (the nine national priorities), which is ‘developing Indonesia from its periphery’, by strengthening social, economic, and human resources aspects across the country, including the least developed and islands areas.
Addressing the challenges regional growth and development is the key theme for the 2018 Indonesia Development Forum (IDF) in Jakarta on July 10-11, 2018
Indonesia needs to make a concerted effort to strengthen its research ecosystem - including policy research - to be able to compete with other countries in the region.
To support local governments to submit proposals for special allocation funds (DAK) more easily and accountably in the upcoming year, the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), with the support of Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI), has launched an integrated system called “KRISNA-DAK”.
In a bid to improve the quality of policies made by the government this year, the National Institute of Public Administration (LAN) held a seminar on the theme of Knowledge Management at the LAN office, Central Jakarta, on Feb. 27 with support from the Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) and the Indonesian Policy Analysts’Association (AAKI). The event was attended by 200 participants, including researchers from various state institutions, policy researchers and LAN officials.