Published on 16 Jan 2020

​​Sociology & Nanyang Centre for Public Administration Seminar | Knowledge, Policy, and Innovation: Experience from Indonesia’s Development, 2015-19 

EventKnowledge, Policy, and Innovation: Experience from Indonesia's Development, 2015-19
Yanuar Nugroho
Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Analysis and Oversight of Strategic Issues on Social, Cultural and Ecological Affairs, Executive Office of the President (KSP), Republic of Indonesia
Date16 January 2020 (Thursday)
Time4:00pm – 5:30pm  
VenueSHHK Seminar Room 3 (SHHK-B1-10), 48 Nanyang Avenue

This talk, featuring Indonesia’s development priority under the first period of President Joko Widodo, aims to share the ways policy innovations are structurally organised in the developing world and how they affect development through policies and practices. Taking few cases of development in the sectors of health, education, village development and infra-structure, it is argued that the ways in which policy innovation is supported have a direct bearing on the capability of the government to generate knowledge, which in turn helps strengthen evidence-based policy and decision-making processes.

Furthermore, this also shows that the scientific capacity of the country still significantly needs strengthened, in spite of signs of change in how the government--particularly central or top agencies and ministries-- innovate for a better development policy and practices. This talk aspires to offer a better under-standing of the institutional, socio-political and economic conditions driving these changes and their consequences.