Quality Assurance Consultant for KSI-BaKTI Silk Commodity Value Chain Study

Coordinator:
Completion Year:
2020
Area:
Sulawesi Selatan
Topic:
Economic Policy, Urban & Rural Development

Collaborating Partners

Project Donor/Funder: KSI - DFAT

Project Counterpart: Yayasan BaKTI

 
 

Description & Progress

Background

Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) works with South Sulawesi Provincial Government and BaKTI Foundation to implement the Knowledge to Policy (K2P) pilot, which aims to show the complete cycle of evidence-based policy formulation. In the cycle, a regional priority policy will be supported by an applied study that underlies the formulation of a policy.
 
Based on the results of a multistakeholder meeting, it is recommended to prepare a commodity road map that can be used by the government as a basis of commodity development policy formulation. Furthermore, the stakeholders agree that silk will become the gateway for value chain commodity studies.
 
There are several reasons behind this decision, namely
  1. silk has a long value chain,
  2. each link of the chain involves various stakeholders, and
  3. silk is a provincial government priority program that needs support from many parties.

 

Objective

  • To provide assessment and input to ensure that the right study design, methodology, and tools are used to achieve the objectives
  • To control the process of study implementation and quality of study results by being actively involved in prestudy meetings and study result discussion sessions
  • To review the report of study results and help formulate policy issues based on the study results 

Methodology

This study uses a collaboration approach that involves researchers from diverse academic disciplines and many other stakeholders, including academics; functional researchers from the South Sulawesi Development Planning, Research, and Regional Development Agency (Bappelitbangda); civil society organizations; practitioners; as well as players in the agricultural and silk commodity industries. The implementation of the study is integrated with Bappelitbangda’s study mechanism and structure. Every study involves a quality control team (TPM), as mandated by Minister for Home Affairs Decree No. 17/2016 on Research and Development Guidelines in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Regional Governments. The TPM consists of provincial-level structural officials, academics, and practitioners.


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