This June, the Knowledge Sector Initiative has published a number of papers, working papers, and reports with Arnaldo Pellini as a manager of the study or co-author. For more information on the work, please follow the individual links to the KSI website.
The Knowledge Sector Initiative is “a joint program between the governments of Indonesia and Australia that seeks to improve the lives of the Indonesian people through better quality public policies that make better use of research, analysis and evidence”.
- Shifts in the Knowledge Sector in Indonesia from 2013-2016: A Synthesis of Cases of Change. This synthesis report draws on 67 cases of change representing experiences of 29 Indonesian organisations to answer two overarching questions. First, what notable changes took place in the knowledge sector in Indonesia from 2013-2016. Second, what factors are perceived to be associated with these changes. Arnaldo Pellini’s role was manager of the study.
- Investing in Knowledge: The Establishment of the Indonesian Science Fund. Indonesia is a member of the G20 group of the world’s wealthiest nations, but it spends only a tiny amount of its national resources on scientific research. This working paper describes how a number of Indonesian key actors, under the leadership of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences, has contributed to the establishment of the Indonesian Science Fund. Arnaldo Pellini’s role was co-author.
- Commissioning Knowledge for Policy: Reforms in the Procurement of Research in Indonesia. The diagnostic studies undertaken in 2010 and 2015 for the Knowledge Sector Initiative identified public procurement regulations as a key obstacle to the growth of Indonesia’s knowledge sector. This working paper describe how a team of development entrepreneurs used a problem-based approach to addressing this issue. Arnaldo Pellini’s role was co-author.
- How Do You Evaluate a Mental Revolution? President Joko Widodo called for a ‘mental revolution’ among the Indonesian people and institutions to address structural weaknesses in the economy, the declining authority of the state, and the rise of intolerance and sectarian conflict. This paper develops a framework for evaluating a mental revolution. Arnaldo Pellini’s role was manager of the study.
- Getting Evidence into Social Policy. This working paper reflects on Australia’s experience over the last ten years of reform (following the election of Kevin Rudd in 2007 to today) highlighting selected ‘preconditions’ for effective evidence-based policy-making. Arnaldo Pellini’s role was manager of the study.