Discussion on the productivity and quality of social science research in Indonesia with ALMI.
Universities as knowledge production centers are expected to produce researches that could inform policy recommendations and be beneficial for the public. However, despite the sheer amount of researches conducted, not many are applicable or suitable to public needs.
An evaluation of the National Health Insurance (JKN) scheme by Gadjah Mada University’s Centre for Health Policy and Management (PKMK) has highlighted the achievement of eight policy targets in the 2014-2019 JKN Road Map. The study was undertaken as part of PKMK’s partnership with the Knowledge Sector Initiative.
In the lead up to the 2019 Indonesia Development Forum (IDF), the Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency has held Road to IDF events in Batam and Semarang. These events aim to capture ideas and initiatives to address Indonesia’s development challenges, relevant to the theme of IDF 2019, “Mission Possible: Seizing the Opportunities of Future Work to Drive Inclusive Growth”
Cakra Wikara Indonesia (CWI), a policy research institute focused on politics and gender issues, has shared the results of their survey on inequality in the senior ranks of Indonesia’s civil service, based on data from 34 ministries. The survey found that although the men and women were recruited in equal numbers, their career paths diverged significantly.
There are a portion of the public that requires additional consideration that will enable them to experience the world in a similar manner. The common practice when preparing events or communication materials is to cater to the general public, unaware of the needs of the minorities. Unconscious of these trends, it is important to start determining the factors that support the inclusivity of every single participant and audience.
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