Forum Kajian Pembangunan (FKP) Seminar Series, October 2017

For this coming October 2017, the SMERU Research Institute will be the host of Forum Kajian Pembangunan (FKP) Seminar Series.

FKP is a consortium consisting of various institutions in Indonesia, in collaboration with the Indonesia Project, holds a series of research based policy forums discussing research outcomes related to topical policy issues in Indonesia.

These forums are free and open to the public.

 

Seminar Schedule

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Multiple Realities in Light of the SDGs – The Reality Check Approach in Different Contexts

Peter Riddell-Carre (Team Leader, the Reality Check Approach Plus team) and Yulia Sugandi (Lead Researchers, the Reality Check Approach Plus team)

Abstract:

The commitment to ‘leave no one behind’ has been a key feature of all the discussions on the post-2015 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The idea that ‘no goal should be met unless it is met for everyone’ is well established in the rhetoric around the goals. In theory, this means ensuring that every individual achieves the full package of rights and opportunities of the SDGs.  In the spirit of the SDGs, Chambers (2017) views the Reality Check Approach (RCA) as a ‘methodological revolution’ that can bring the up-to-date realities of those who are not to be left behind credibly and persuasively to policy-makers, professionals and the public. RCA values people’s perceptions, emphasizes context and relevance by exploring the “how” and “why” questions regarding choice and behaviors rather than focusing on just the outcomes. The presentation describes two studies in Indonesia on how the RCA has been used in very different contexts to embrace and understand multiple people’s realities.  (a) the first study elicits perspectives, observations and experiences of people living in poverty on their household financial management; whereas (b) the second study explores perspectives and experiences of the research culture at universities in Indonesia. The two studies demonstrate the application of the RCA in different contexts and how this method distinguishes itself from other human centered approach in reaching inclusivity.  

Venue: Graha Bintang, 6th Floor, Jl. Cikini Raya No. 55 Jakarta
Time  : 10.00 - 12.00 WIB

 

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Merancang Skenario Pengawasan Desa di Era UU Desa

Rendy A. Diningrat (Researcher, the SMERU Research Institute)

Abstract:

Pengawasan menjadi isu yang semakin disoroti setelah terungkapnya berbagai kasus penyelewengan anggaran desa di sejumlah daerah. Di sisi lain, kejelasan mengenai skenario pengawasan desa menjadi tantangan pasca berlakunya UU No. 6 Tahun 2014 tentang Desa (UU Desa). Paparan ini berupaya untuk menggali ide sekaligus merumuskan rancangan skenario pengawasan desa yang efektif dengan pilihan pendekatan tanpa menggunakan lensa berburu. Sebagai pemantik, paparan disandarkan pada hasil studi longitudinal implementasi UU Desa yang diselenggarakan Lembaga Penelitian SMERU (didukung oleh Local Solutions to Poverty/ LSP – World Bank) sejak November 2015 di 10 desa yang tersebar di Jambi, Jawa Tengah, dan Nusa Tenggara Timur

Venue: Graha Bintang, 6th Floor, Jl. Cikini Raya No. 55 Jakarta
Time  : 10.00 - 12.00 WIB

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Perubahan Sistem Penilaian Murid di Tingkat Pendidikan Dasar untuk Meningkatkan Hasil Pembelajaran: Temuan Awal Studi SABER-like

Akhmadi (Senior Researcher, the SMERU Research Institute)

Abstract:

Sistem penilaian murid atas hasil pembelajaran di tingkat pendidikan dasar mengalami perubahan mendasar dalam lima tahun terakhir ini. Tim studi Diagnostik Lembaga Penelitian SMERU bekerjasama dengan AIGHD dan Mathematica Policy Research telah melakukan penelitian menggunakan instrumen SABER-like. Studi ini dilakukan melalui wawancara mendalam terhadap para pemangku kepentingan di tingkat pusat, yaitu di lingkungan Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan serta Kementerian Agama pada bulan Agustus-September 2017. Temuan awal studi menunjukkan bahwa perubahan sistem penilaian murid berpotensi meningkatkan akuntabilitas meskipun masih dijumpai berbagai kendala yang secara langsung berkontribusi terhadap peningkatan pembelajaran.

Graha Bintang, 6th Floor, Jl. Cikini Raya No. 55 Jakarta
Time  : 10.00 - 12.00 WIB

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Unpaid Care Work in Indonesia: Why Should We Care?

Valentina Y. D. Utari (Researcher, the SMERU Research Institute)

Abstract:

Unpaid care work which are commonly performed by women have yet been recognized as part of production activities. Meanwhile, caring activities often limit women from having equal working opportunities with men, or creating multiple burdens for women that potentially reduce quality of care. Although unpaid care work has been included into SDGs goal 5 on gender equality, it has not been well addressed in Indonesia’s development policy due to limited data and studies on this issue. This study seeks to understand the situation of unpaid care work in Indonesia for developing better care related policies.

Venue: Graha Bintang, 6th Floor, Jl. Cikini Raya No. 55 Jakarta
Time  : 10.00 - 12.00 WIB

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Thursday, 26 October 2017

Buoyed by the boom? The differential returns to land and labor from an agricultural export boom

Allison Derrick (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Wisconsin)

Abstract:

Agricultural export booms and busts have the potential to enrich or devastate rural households in developing countries. While the aggregate revenue gain depends on global price and local supply response, little is known about how this revenue diffuses within a local economy. This paper demonstrates how resource revenue is distributed within a local economy during an agricultural export boom and bust. Using data from the Indonesian palm oil boom, I estimate changes in household expenditures by plantation ownership and establishment date. I find that in districts with mostly small, family-owned plantations, average expenditure rises during the boom and falls by roughly the same magnitude during the bust. Where there are mostly large plantations, household expenditures do not significantly change during either period. So while plantation-owning households benefit from high prices, they are also exposed to more downside risk. For new and established producer districts, expenditure also rises and falls, though the increase during the boom is larger for established producers. Thus because any increases in household expenditure from the price boom were temporary, palm oil production may not be a sustainable poverty reduction strategy.

Venue: Graha Bintang, 6th Floor, Jl. Cikini Raya No. 55 Jakarta
Time  : 10.00 - 12.00 WIB

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Corruption, Governance, and Inequality in Indonesia

Mayang Rizky (Researcher, the SMERU Research Institute)

Abstract:

Ever since the rapid transformation of a decentralised system in Indonesia, income distribution in the country has become much more unequal as shown by an increase of consumption-based Gini coefficient from 0.31 in 2001 to 0.4 in 2016. Existing literatures on efforts to reduce inequality in Indonesia rely mostly on economic factors. It still lacks investigation on non-economic aspects particularly with respect to governance including effective bureaucracy and anti-corruption mainstreaming policies. A high quality institution taking the power could accelerate basic service provision, economic growth, and poverty reduction. If it is properly applied, decentralisation could become an avenue for the local states to practice good governance that promotes accountability and abolishes heavy bureaucracy and corruption. Good governance and less rent-seeking practices may expedite efforts on reducing inequality. Using multiple datasets combining Corruption Perception Index (CPI), Governance Index (IGI), and budget realisation data at provincial level. This study then aims at examining the impact of good governance on inequality in Indonesia. This evidence would provide valuable and insightful information for policy makers that tackling inequality needs a comprehensive approach not only relying on economic issues. 

Venue: Graha Bintang, 6th Floor, Jl. Cikini Raya No. 55 Jakarta
Time  : 10.00 - 12.00 WIB

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Find out more about our last year's event: www.smeru.or.id/fkp2016