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This working paper documents the findings from an assessment of the acquisition of research knowledge and expertise by national level decision makers in Indonesia.
Working Papers01-12-2016

The Acquisition of Research Knowledge by National-level Decision Makers in Indonesia

This working paper documents the findings from an assessment of the acquisition of research knowledge and expertise by national level decision makers in Indonesia. It was based on 32 interviews and focus group discussions with 95 people comprising middle and senior level government decision makers from both the executive and legislative arms of government across a number of sectors (including trade, finance, health, education and social policy).  Findings from the report include that: statistical data was considered very important when crafting policies such as regulation and guidelines: that expertise was more frequently considered by decision makers than individual research studies; decision makers primarily turned to universities and academics for expert opinion and decision makers primarily learnt about research and from experts through social processes such as focus group discussions, seminars and formal/informal meetings

 

Topic : acquisition of research knowledge

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