Our History


 

The SMERU Research Institute (SMERU) is an independent institution for research and public policy studies. We professionally and proactively provide accurate and timely information, as well as objective analyses, on various socioeconomic and poverty issues considered most urgent and relevant for the people of Indonesia. All of our work is directed toward our primary goal of encouraging pro-poor policies at national and regional levels through evidence-based research.

Since its establishment in 2001, SMERU has been a leader in poverty and inequality research in Indonesia. SMERU conducts qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method studies on various socioeconomic issues affecting Indonesia's poorest and most vulnerable people. We are also at the forefront of the research effort to highlight the impact of development programs and policies, and we actively publish and report our research findings. Our work focuses on areas of socioeconomic research that are of fundamental importance to contemporary development issues.

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