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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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The struggle of bringing research into climate change policy

I read a vey interesting article in the Guardian Weekly about the struggle of science research in the United States following the election of Donald Trump as president (The climate change battle dividing trump’s America). Funding for climate change research is being cut. A climate change sceptic has… 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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Indonesia’s knowledge sector is catching up, but a large gap persists

Helen Tilley, Overseas Development Institute and Arnaldo Pellini, Overseas Development Institute Academic publications are important reflections of the strength of the research community in a country. A strong research community fuels innovation in the economy. It’s also the bedrock for generating high-quality evidence to inform… Read More

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Ten years have passed since the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change: how are we doing?

Listening to a lecture of Nicholas Stern feels like being on the USS Enterprise travelling at warp speed, such is the scale of the consequences linked to climate change and global warming he describes. This is how I felt when listening to his LSE public… Read More

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The ‘demand’ side of evidence-based policy making: why and how. Two great days of discussion and sharing in London

Originally posted on Evidence in Action:
By Arnaldo Pellini Lead – K2P Learning at the Knowledge Sector Initiative and Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute This blog originally appeared on the Knowledge Sector Initiative webpage.           Views expressed are the author’s own…

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The latest World University Rankings is out: how are Indonesia Universities doing?

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2016-2017 has been published this week. The rankings have been produced for 12 years and list the top 980 universities in the world. The rankings are produced looking at 13 performance indicators grouped in are grouped into… Read More

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‘Are We Policy Analysts?’. Evidence, Policy Analysis and the Knowledge Sector in Indonesia

There are many ways for knowledge and research evidence to reach policy makers and inform policy decisions. One important channel is the analysis by policy analysts in government organizations. In January 2014, the Indonesian Parliament passed a landmark law to modernize the civil service on… Read More

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It takes only 30 minutes to write a blog. Why am I struggling so much?

3, 2,1, go… Brilliant blog by Duncan Green about the importance of blogging for academics and researchers as well as about how to get into the habit of blogging regularly: An antidote to futility: Why academics (and students) should take blogging / social media seriously It was… Read More