Final Report of JFAK's Role and Function Evaluation Study

(only in Bahasa Indonesia)

In 2013, the Government of Indonesia established a 'Policy Analyst Functional Position (JFAK)' to improve evidence-based policy-making and the quality of existing public policies in Indonesia. The Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI), a partnership program between the governments of Indonesia and Australia funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) supports researchers and government agencies to improve the quality of research and its policy relevance. In that context, KSI has collaborated with the National Institute of Public Administration (LAN) from 2014 to 2020 to support the development of JFAK, including through the preparation of training modules, optimization guidelines, knowledge management, Policy Quality Index (IKK) instruments, and several training methods such as case studies, policy advocacy, stakeholder mapping, and cost-benefit analysis. This study was conducted to assess the progress achieved through the collaboration between KSI and LAN and to find out whether JFAK has played its intended role and function. This study uses a soft system methodology approach to understand the implementation of JFAK's roles and functions as part of a complex system that involves various stakeholders (multi-stakeholder) and is influenced by the character or background of JFAK's institutional setting.

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