This article is written by Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) Knowledge Exchange and Learning Lead, Elisabeth Jackson, for The Conversation
The number of people living with dementia in Bali is among the highest in Indonesia and is expected to increase rapidly in the next few years if no significant prevention measures are taken, experts have said.
Seeing that the improvement of public policy is vital for the development of effective public service programs, Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) and BaKTI foundation held a seminar and workshop on the quality of policy index (IKK) in Makassar, South Sulawesi, from Aug. 7 to 8.
The Minister of National Development Planning, Bambang P.S Brodjonegoro, promised to follow-up the results of the Indonesia Development Forum 2018. Furthermore, he also encouraged innovators from different regions to keep coming up with new ideas and best practices from local wisdom to support development.
The Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) in collaboration with the Government of Australia through Knowledge Sector Initiative are holding the Indonesia Development Forum 2018 on 10-11 July 2018 in Jakarta. Entitled “Pathways to Tackle Regional Disparities Across the Archipelago” this year’s theme is in harmony with one of President Joko Widodo’s NawaCita (the nine national priorities), which is ‘developing Indonesia from its periphery’, by strengthening social, economic, and human resources aspects across the country, including the least developed and islands areas.
Addressing the challenges regional growth and development is the key theme for the 2018 Indonesia Development Forum (IDF) in Jakarta on July 10-11, 2018
Indonesia needs to make a concerted effort to strengthen its research ecosystem - including policy research - to be able to compete with other countries in the region.
To support local governments to submit proposals for special allocation funds (DAK) more easily and accountably in the upcoming year, the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), with the support of Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI), has launched an integrated system called “KRISNA-DAK”.
In a bid to improve the quality of policies made by the government this year, the National Institute of Public Administration (LAN) held a seminar on the theme of Knowledge Management at the LAN office, Central Jakarta, on Feb. 27 with support from the Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) and the Indonesian Policy Analysts’Association (AAKI). The event was attended by 200 participants, including researchers from various state institutions, policy researchers and LAN officials.
The mass media can play an important role in providing accurate information to the public and policymakers. As part of its efforts to promote better use of evidence in public policy debates, the Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) participated in Tempo Media Week 2017 at the National Library, Central Jakarta, on November 24-27, 2017.