WHO WE ARE

SMERU Research Institute (SMERU) is an independent institution for research and policy studies. Our scope of work covers a wide range of socioeconomic issues, primarily from the perspective of poverty and inequality (read our history here

We have 20+ years of experience in research focusing on poverty and inequality, social protection, and human development in Indonesia. We actively work to promote pro-poor policies at the national and regional levels through research-based evidence. We implement Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) approach in all of our work.

Our vision and mission

SMERU's vision:
An Indonesian society and a world free of all forms of poverty and inequality through the support of research for evidence-based policymaking

 

Our missions are to:

 
  • Produce evidence through quality research to support the formulation of gender equality and social inclusion-responsive government and nongovernment policies, including those of the private sector, on poverty and inequality, social protection, and human development at the national and international levels
   
 
  • Support measures to increase the capacity of the central and regional governments, civil society, academics, development partners, and the private sector to promote the formulation of research-based policies
   
 
  • Create and support research-based government and nongovernment policy discourses, including those of the private sector 
   
 
  • Enrich the body of knowledge about poverty and inequality, social protection, and human development
   

 

 

Our values

Knowledge

Skilled expertise and knowledge

Objectivity

Evidence-based findings

Independence

Unaffiliated

Impactfulness

Positive contribution  to the community

Inclusiveness

Openness and involvement of all groups

Our principles

Democratic

Equal
opportunity
 

Committed

 

Proactive and
responsive

Pioneering

Relevant and
timely

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