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.
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.
The SMERU Research Institute hosted the 9th Forum on Employment Policy (FKK) on 24 July 2018. Chaired by Mrs. Dra. Rahma Iryanti, M.T (Expert Staff of the Minister of National Development Planning for Social Affairs and Poverty Reduction) and under the topic of structural transformation, the forum presented two resource persons, Dr. Asep Suryahadi (Director of SMERU) and Dr. Zulfan Tadjoeddin (Senior Lecturer of Western Sydney University).
On 25 July 2018, The SMERU Research Institute organized a book launch and seminar titled “Employment and Re-Industrialization in Indonesia”. The book is written by Dr. Zulfan Tadjoeddin (Senior Lecturer, Western Sydney University) and Prof. Anis Chowdhury (Adjunct Professor, Dean's Unit School of Social Sciences & Psychology).
On 3 July 2018 the RISE Program in Indonesia (RISE), in cooperation with the Research and Development Board of the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture (Balitbang Kemdikbud), held a Seminar on "RISE Update Program in Indonesia" at the Graha 1 Meeting Room, Building A, 2nd Floor, Ministry of Education and Culture Office, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman, Senayan, Central Jakarta.