Southeast Sulawesi


Sociocultural Drivers of Local Educational Innovations: Findings from Indonesia

Indonesia began decentralising its education services in 2001. Decentralisation allows local governments to create educational innovations that can accommodate their individual needs and problems. However, not all districts have the capability to birth educational innovation. To understand more about the birth and implementation of educational innovations at the regional level, RISE Programme in Indonesia conducted a qualitative study to examine the sociocultural aspects of three highly innovative districts: Bukittinggi City, Yogyakarta City, and Gowa District.

Newsletter No. 8: September-November 1999

In early December SMERU will be hosting two important events. On December 6, the Persepsi Daerah team will be reporting on the major findings arising from its numerous provincial surveys on the impact of the regional deregulation process. The following day a conference on "Monitoring the Social Impact of the Crisis: Lessons Learned in 1999" will draw on the experience of a range of individuals and organisation who have been involved in tracking the crisis over the past twelve months. We hope to report on both these events shortly.

2011 Annual Report

In 2011, SMERU staff was fully settled in at the new office in Cikini. This was marked by the resumption of our annual strategic meeting, which was held during a SMERU staff retreat in September in Bandung. In 2010, this activity was suspended due to our focus on moving and adjusting to the new office. In this year’s meeting, we focused on reviewing SMERU’s existing standard operating procedures (SOP) document. After more than ten years, it was considered necessary to have a complete review of the entire document.

Teacher Absenteeism and Remote Area Allowance Baseline Survey

A Study for the Development of a Toolkit on Poverty Reduction: Promoting Poverty and Vulnerability Reduction Mainstreaming, a Case Study in Kabupaten Kebumen, Kabupaten Serdang Bedagai, and Kabupaten Bombana

Despite the fact that the poverty rate in Indonesia has fallen substantially, there are two trends that should receive particular attention, (i) the slow rate of the decline in poverty, and (ii) increasing inequality and the high proportion of the community who still experience social and economic vulnerability. Due to this, there needs to be a effort to broaden approaches to poverty reduction, including a widespread transformation in governance.

A Qualitative Study on the Impact of the PNPM-Rural in East Java, West Sumatra, and Southeast Sulawesi


SMERU Researchers
Muhammad Syukri, Sulton Mawardi. Akhmadi, Sirojudin Arif, Kartawijaya, Asep Kurniawan

Regional Researchers

East Java:
Agung Tri Darmawanto, Amelia Nur Puspita, Ari Ratna, Dhany Septimawan Sutopo, Irmia Fitriyah, Joko Purnomo, Mila M. Jamhari, Nashirul Uman, Pantri Muthriana Erza Killian, Tasyhudi, Tri Susanti ,Wiyarsanto

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