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Estimating the return on investment of policy research and engagement

by Tanty Nurhayati Djafar , Ni Wayan Suriastini , and Arnaldo Pellini Is it possible to calculate the return of investment on a research policy project? Well, the Indonesian think tank SurveyMETER and the Knowledge Sector Initiative have given it a go for a policy research project on services and infrastructure for the aging… Read More

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Doing Development Differently means Doing Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Differently too

Recently, we attended a two-day workshop on ‘Implementing the New Development Agenda: Doing Development Differently (DDD), Thinking and Working Politically (TWP) and Problem Driven Iterative Adaption (PDIA).’ The event was co-organised by the Knowledge Sector Initiative, the KOMPAK programme, and The World Bank in Indonesia… Read More

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On the Indonesian Knowledge Sector: two new working papers

At the Knowledge Sector Initiative we have just published two new working papers on various aspects of the Indonesian Knowledge Sector and on evidence to policy processes, systems, and experiences. I really enjoyed working on these papers. Is Measuring Policy Influence Like Measuring Thin Air? The Experience… Read More

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Learning about learning in an adaptive programme

I am re-posting here the blog published last week by Better Evaluation where Fred Carden and I discuss about learning in an adaptive programme. Better Evaluation has started a conversation to answer questions such as: How relevant are these ideas for our work? How different is learning in an adaptive programme… Read More

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Just published – A couple of Stories of Change on the use of knowledge and research evidence in policy making

Just published with my colleagues Endah Purnawati and Maesy Angelina a couple of Stories of Change on the use of knowledge and research evidence in policy decision-making. Pls follow the links. Working politically. A story of change on the contribution of research-evidence on the new Village… Read More

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The limits of evidence, blog just published by The Broker

The Broker online just published a blog I have written to reflect, from the point of view of the influence that evidence can have on policy decisions, on the the debate in the British parliament about the involvement of British troops in airstrikes against Syria. Here is the… Read More

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Just published – Political economy in practice: thoughts on managing and conducting a political economy study on disaster-risk management in Indonesia

In this opinion piece published by Research to Action I describe the process of conducting a political economy study commissioned by the Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction (AIFDR) and conducted in October – November 2012. My aim is to describe how the research process unfolded and why. The audience… Read More

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Monitoring policy influence like measuring smoke?

In this blog published by Better Evaluation I write about my experience in a project supporting research centres in Australia to monitor their impact on health policy in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. I reflect on the main challenges and make some suggestions for others… Read More