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19Jun2017
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How to assess the return of investment of a research and policy engagement project? The Indonesian think tank SurveyMETER and the Knowledge Sector Initiative have tested an approach with a research project undertaken by SurveyMETER on services and infrastructures for the elderly population in the Indonesian municipality of Balikpapan. The infographic we have produced summarizes our findings.

16Jun2017
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Insights, experiences and lessons learned in development were shared by government, CSOs, donors, researchers and other development partners in a Workshop held in Jakarta. The workshop was also looking at how politics being one of the factor in development policy making.

13Jun2017
Diagnostic Studies

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.

13Jun2017
Diagnostic Studies

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.

13Jun2017
Working Papers

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.

13Jun2017
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In Colombia, SINERGIA, the monitoring and evaluation unit, has been instrumental in tracking the government’s policy performance and evaluating the implementation of key program across multiple sectors.

13Jun2017
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This set of briefs summaries how policy units in four very different countries are embedded in government to evaluate policies and processes, drive social accountability, enhance performance management, and inform decision making with evidence: In South Africa, the Department for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) aims to make ministries more accountable and collaborative, to encourage better service delivery and planning, and to monitor and evaluate to impact of these policies on society.

13Jun2017
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This set of briefs summaries how policy units in four very different countries are embedded in government to evaluate policies and processes, drive social accountability, enhance performance management, and inform decision making with evidence: In Finland, the Government Policy Analysis Unit (Politiikka-analyysiyksikkö) commissions research and presents evidence to support the government’s decisions on future strategic and economic policy.

12Jun2017
Working Papers

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.

12Jun2017
Working Papers

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.

12Jun2017
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This set of briefs summaries how policy units in four very different countries are embedded in government to evaluate policies and processes, drive social accountability, enhance performance management, and inform decision making with evidence: In Malaysia, the world’s largest delivery unit, PEMANDU has been implementing the National Transformation Programme- a set of high level governmental priorities to transform the economy and society.

08Jun2017
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This is the first episode of 8 (eight) series of video tutorials on journalism, focusing on finding idea and creating angle

08Jun2017
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This is the second episode of 8 (eight) series of video tutorials on journalism, focusing on Newsworthiness Criteria

08Jun2017
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This is the third episode of 8 (eight) series of video tutorials on journalism, focusing on Research and Reportage

08Jun2017
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This is the fourth episode of 8 (eight) series of video tutorials on journalism, focusing on Interview Techniques

08Jun2017
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This is the fifth episode of 8 (eight) series of video tutorials on journalism, focusing on Making an Outline

08Jun2017
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This is the sixth episode of 8 (eight) series of video tutorials on journalism, focusing on Developing a paragraph