Workshop on the Methodology of the Regional Budget Constraint Analysis Study for the Directorate General of Fiscal Balance

Since its establishment in 2001, SMERU has been a leader in socioeconomic research in Indonesia. SMERU conducts qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method studies on various socioeconomic issues. In addition, SMERU supports inclusive public and private sector policy discourses through development policy analysis and its potential impact.

Linking Social Protection to Sustainable Livelihoods: The Way Forward for Indonesia

Widjajanti Isdijoso, Deputy Director of the SMERU Research Institute for Research and Outreach, spoke at the International Conference on "Linking Social Protection to Sustainable Livelihoods: A Way Forward for Indonesia" organized by Ministry of National Development Planning/BappenasDFAT Australia, and MAHKOTA.


The SMERU Research Institute sadly lost Dr. Joan Hardjono (82 years), a member of Trustees and Advisors of Yayasan SMERU, who passed away in Jakarta on Monday, 13 May 2019.

The Model of Change: SMERU's Recommendation to Assess the Impact of National Infrastructure Development

On 9 May 9 2019 the SMERU Research Institute and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Australia conducted an audience visit to Dr. Darmawan Prasodjo, Deputy I of Presidential Chief of Staff, at the Presidential Staff Office (KSP). The SMERU delegation was represented by two researchers from the EINRIP (Eastern Indonesia National Road Improvement Project) study team, Yudi Fajar M. Wahyu and Dinar Dwi Prasetyo, and the Institute secretary, Nuning Akhmadi.

Forum Kajian Pembangunan (FKP) Seminar Series, October 2018

On October 2018, the SMERU Research Institute hosted 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 were free and open to the public.