Enhancing Policy Engagement and Influence at National and Sub-national Levels

Coordinator:
Team Member: Mayang Rizky, Nuning Akhmadi, Veto Tyas Indrio, Hesti Marsono, Akhmadi , Yudi Fajar M. Wahyu
Completion Year:
2020
Area:
DKI Jakarta, Sulawesi Selatan, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Jawa Barat, Kepulauan Bangka Belitung
Topic:
Governance & Decentralization, Poverty & Inequality, Rural Development & Agriculture

Collaborating Partners

Project Donor/Funder:
KSI - DFAT
 

 
 

Description & Progress

Background
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.

 

Objective

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.

 

Methodology

Activities conducted under this study are:

  1. Engagement with central government on various issues, especially on RPJMN.
  2. 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.

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