Description & Progress
The political progression toward a more democratic government in Indonesia, along with improvement in education level and per-capita income, has somewhat increased the aptitude to use research - data and analysis – as the foundation of policy formulation. To a certain extent, this has been reflected by the increase in the request for a more rigorous background study for the formulation of technocratic draft of the medium term development plan (RPJMN) 2020-2024. In addition, Indonesia’s commitment to achieve SDGs, which has been advocated down to provincial and district governments, rises demand for more reliable data and analysis at the sub-national levels. To date SMERU has contributed to fulfill this increasing demand and will continue to do so.
SMERU tries to fill in the knowledge and data availability gaps by working in close collaboration with local government staff in relevant local government working unit. This project will implement activities that will expand and strengthen policy engagement at the central level as well as the sub-national levels.
Activities conducted under this study are:
- Engagement with central government on various issues, especially on RPJMN.
- Provide technical assistant to selected sub-national governments on formulating pro-poor and inclusive development planning policy (including engagement with (a) Kabupaten Pangkajene Kepulauan (Pangkep) & Universitas Islam Makassar, (b) NTB/SDGs Center, (c) Kabupaten Bangka & Stisipol, (d) Jawa Barat, through Piloting Perpres 16/2018.