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.
As interaction strengthened among KSI’s PRIs, as well as between PRIs and policy makers in the KSI-supported Knowledge Community on village development issues, eight PRIs organised themselves into the ‘Village Study Forum’ or Forum Kajian Desa (April Monthly Update). This is an avenue for knowledge exchange and sharing research and analysis as evidence to inform policy-making processes. It is coordinated by AKATIGA for local economic development, IRE for village democratisation, and the Sajogyo Institute (SAINS) for socio-ecological impacts of rural development. The Forum Kajian Desa is a consolidated effort to jointly publish their critical thoughts.
As announced here IDForum2017 and partnering with government, the private sector and media powerhouses, KSI and Bappenas will turn KSI’s annual conference into the Indonesia Development Forum.
SurveyMETER shared the study results in February 2017. Left to right: Ibu Sari Mutia Timur, Director YAKKUM Emergency Unit; Ibu Ni Wayan Suriastini, Executive Director SurveyMETER; Ibu Carolyne Clara Endang Setyaningsih, Director of Rehabilitation Social Elderly, Ministry of Social Services
In an effort to support public policy formulation to accelerate disability-inclusive development in Indonesia, the SMERU Research Institute, with support from KSI, is conducting a preliminary desk study entitled, ‘Barriers to Disability-Inclusive Development in Indonesia’.
On 10 January 2017, the Centre for Political Studies at the University of Indonesia (Puskapol UI) held a book launch and public seminar on research in excellence. The book was a social history of the last ten years of Puskapol, written by the Puskapol leadership. Speakers at the seminar were Sri Budi Eko Wardani (outgoing Puskapol director), Daniel Dhakidae (editor Prisma), Ruth Indiah Rahayu (director INKRISPENA) and Hans Antlov (KSI). The discussion was moderated by Kharisma Nugroho.
CSIS – Centre for Strategic and International Studies During November, CSIS published a KSI-supported study on the readiness to implement a merit-based system for senior civil servants.
SMERU InvitationThe challenge of “evidence based policy” confronts governments across the world. Does research lead to good policy and to good governance, or do too many other factors such as political demands and constraints on innovation get in the way? Indonesia has been strengthening its capacity in policy analysis and research in the new era of public sector reform. This panel is intended to contribute to that discussion, drawing on international experience and on Indonesian examples of social protection design and evaluation.
I joined in The Exchange very late. My organization, the Institute for Research and Empowerment, assigned me to replace my fellow researcher, Bambang Hudayana. For one and another reason, he could not continue his participation in the program.
The House of Representatives’ endorsement of the mass organization bill is likely to happen today — July 2 — after a week of postponement to introduce the initiative bill to the public.
One of the key challenges on delivering benefits of poverty programs to the poor is to ensure that the beneficiaries of the programs are indeed the targeted population.