Indonesia Program

About

The Indonesia program at IGPA works in the area of governance, economic development (e.g. poverty, inequality, economic growth and regional development), policy analysis and evaluation.

The program aims to strengthen an inclusive approach to learning, development and knowledge exchange between Australia and Indonesia. IGPA’s Indonesia program covers both research and education.

Our work in the education program includes a double degree in Masters in Public Administration with leading universities in Indonesia, Universitas Indonesia and Universitas Gadjah Mada. We also deliver co-designed short courses for public service employees from Indonesia including recently for the Indonesia Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Education and Culture. We also organise several writing clinics aimed at assisting Indonesian early career researchers to publish in international journals.

Our recent research work includes the following topics:

  • Analysing regional skill differentials in the labour market
  • Analysing poverty, inequality and public health
  • Examining sustainability policy towards water and sanitation program in East Nusa Tenggara Studying mining licenses, land use conflict and local district head election
  • Analysing the effectiveness of targeting in social protection program aimed at children.

We collaborate with international development agencies which funded our research (such as OECD, UNESCO, ADB and UNESCAP).

We also host postgraduate students undertaking Masters and PhDs from Indonesia. 

 

Research 
  • 2018 Universitas Sebelas Maret Grant: “Targeted Education ‘Bidik Misi’ Scholarship for Higher Education and its Impact on University Performance”. Dr Tri Mulyaningsih, A/Prof Riyana Miranti, Prof Anne Daly and Dr Sarah Dong (ANU).
  • 2017-2018 Indonesian Development Research Network: Indonesia Project Research Grants, Australian National University “Mining licenses, land use conflict and local district head election”. Dr Vid Adrison (University of Indonesia) and Dr Yogi Vidyattama.
  • 2016 -2017 Indonesian Development Research Network: Indonesia Project Research Grants, Australian National University “Sustainability policy toward water and sanitation program in East Nusa Tenggara”. Mr Anggun Susilo (Brawijaya University) and Dr Yogi Vidyattama.
  • 2015-2016 Indonesian Development Research Network: Indonesia Project Research Grants, Australian National University- “Skill differentials and Wage Inequality: A Study of the Indonesian Labour Market”, Dr Tri Mulyaningsih (University of Sebelas Maret), Prof Anne Daly, A/Prof Riyana Miranti and Adjunct A/Prof Chris Manning (ANU).
  • 2014-2015 Asian Development Bank (ADB) – “Addressing Knowledge and Statistical Gaps in relation to Poverty Reduction, Inequality, and Inclusive Growth” A/Prof Riyana Miranti
  • 2014 UNESCO – ‘Effectiveness of targeting in social protection programs aimed to children: lessons for a post-2015 agenda”, A/Prof Sandra García-Jaramillo (University of Los Andes, Bogotá-Colombia and A/Prof Riyana Miranti
  • 2013 SEADI/TNP2K (Support for Economic Analysis Development in Indonesia Project) /USAID - “Factors explaining variation in Provincial Poverty Rates in Indonesia”, A/Prof Riyana Miranti
  • 2012-2013 OECD - “Trends in Poverty and Inequality in Indonesia post-decentralisation”, A/Prof Riyana Miranti, Prof Alan Duncan, Ms Rebecca Cassells, Dr Yogi Vidyattama and Dr Erick Hansnata 

Guest Lectures/Keynote Speakers/Presentations

3 August 2015 - Ministry of Finance

  • Prof Mark Evans on the topic “Nudging Citizens: the Case of Taxation.”

1 April 2016 - Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform (Kemenpan-RB)

  • Professor Mark Evans presented “Connecting Government: Towards Digital Era Governance?”  
  • Professor Gerry Stoker presented “Turning the spotlight on the future of Nudge techniques.

16 May 2016 - Indonesian Development Research Network Workshop, Bandung

  • A/Prof Riyana Miranti and Dr Tri Mulyaningsih (Universitas Sebelas Maret) on “Skill Differentials and Wage Inequality: A Study of the Indonesian Labour Market”.

20 and 22 July 2016 – Guest Lecture Program hosted by Australia Awards Global Alumni and Scholarship – Australian DFAT 

  • A/Prof Riyana Miranti on the topic “Evaluating effectiveness of targeting: Lessons from social protection programs aimed to children.”

1 November 2018 – Guest Lecture Program hosted by Australia Awards Global Alumni and Scholarship – Australian DFAT 

  • Prof Gerry Stoker “How the rise of a populist politics and outlook challenges public administration and governance in new ways.”
  • A/Prof Riyana Miranti “Trust, Sense of Community and Civic Engagement: Exploring Heterogeneities among Migrants”.

 

Short Courses

IGPA’s training courses are co-designed to meet the needs of our public and private sector partners. This ensures that expectations and requirements are established jointly before we complete relevant and appropriate activities. Generally, all our training program consists of a mix of in-house delivery and study visits to relevant institutions.

In the Indonesia Program, our training offers pathways to solve the institutional problems that the Indonesian Civil Service (ICS) is currently confronting.  It seeks to provide a cost-effective and inclusive approach to learning and development in the ICS to consolidate the ongoing public sector reform process.

A couple of examples of short Courses IGPA Indonesia Program (2017-2018):

Capacity Building Program in Public Service Retirement Income System (Co-design with Indonesian Ministry of Finance (MoF))

This program aims to provide training to Ministry of Finance staff in the area of public service retirement income system. Indonesian Ministry of Finance is currently reviewing their current public service pension system to improve its scheme and wanted to learn from Australian experience on this.

The training program includes discussions on the Introduction to Australian social security systems, Australia’s Three-Pillar Retirement Income System, State and Private Superannuation Management and visits to the Australian Treasury and Department of Finance.

Designing a Leadership Factory – Principles and Practices (Co-design with Indonesian Ministry of Finance (MoF))

The program aims to build leaders within Ministry of Finance that could fulfil the needs not only internally but also for externally in other institutions outside the MoF (for example regarding job mobility). A set of different skills of leadership is required as the implication of the application of the new Civil Service Law in Indonesia.

The training program covers topics such as Co-design and its stages, international best practice on Performance Management, the deregulation of personnel system, placement – deployment – retention and leadership factory in practice. The training program also include visits to the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) and Department of Defence.

Capacity Building Program in Organisational Development and Change Management (Co-design with Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC))

The program aims to provide participants a good understanding of organisational development and change management which focuses on the public service sector. MoEC has been undergoing a restructuring process to fulfil the stakeholders demand to improve the quality of service that is in line with the MoEC authorities as a central government and to be able to set up better regulations for local governments in provinces/districts/and cities.

The training programs covers two key themes on leading and managing organisational change (theory) and approaches to organisational change (research methods and practice). The training also includes a visit to the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC). 

 

Collaborative Centre for Excellence in Transformative Leadership 

Collaborative Centre for Excellence in Transformative Leadership (a virtual centre of collaboration between IGPA-UC, Faculty of Administrative Science UI and Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, UGM)

The Centre of Excellence has three core aims:

  1. To promote outstanding public sector leadership, policy advice and delivery that really works for the benefit of the public. With this aim in mind, we will produce a cadre of highly proficient, enterprising and innovative civil servants with the capacity to deliver the highest quality civil services and programs.
  2. To provide a neutral venue for bringing together experts from academia, practice and the private and third sectors to discuss reform issues and solve critical governance problems. We aspire to be a trusted knowledge broker that enables creative conversations between academe and practice that advance the quality of contemporary governance.
  3. To enhance the capacity of Indonesian University partners to produce the highest quality research and teaching in governance innovation and implementation, policy analysis, tax reform and local government leadership. 

In summary, then, the Centre will provide a joint solution for institutional problems that the Indonesian Civil Service (ICS) is currently confronting. It seeks to provide a cost-effective and inclusive approach to learning and development in the IPS to consolidate the ongoing public sector reform process. Most significantly, the fundamental role of the Centre will be to help establish, review and reinforce a common vision of the ICS that is aligned with the government’s priorities now and into the future.

The Centre of Excellence was born from a belief that the best graduate education is a product of cutting-edge teaching and learning methods underpinned by the highest quality applied research. We are therefore dedicated to promoting outstanding public sector leadership, policy and delivery that really works for the benefit of the public. We will deliver three types of education programs:

  1. a purpose-built two year Double Masters’ degree in Public Administration
  2. a Doctorate Program aimed at providing outstanding policy advisers
  3. an Executive Fellows Program comprised of short courses and Masterclasses focusing on solving critical governance problems in the reform process;

Further, through working closely with a leading international provider of research and education in the study and practice of governance and policy analysis, the Centre will enhance the research and teaching capability of its Indonesian University partners through collaborative research on governance problems, joint teaching and lesson-drawing on leading-edge teaching and learning methods. Our program will provide the best of both worlds – theory and practice in a creative union.

Key Members

Dr.Phil. Reza Fathurrahman, MPP 

and Dr. Phil Reza Fathurrahman, MPP 

Activities so far

International Workshops/Conferences

As an activity of the Centre for Transformational Leadership, we co-convene workshops and conferences in Indonesia for university and government partners.

  • 30 March 2016: Jakarta workshop on Innovative Governance, a tripartite international workshop between UC, Universitas Indonesia and Universitas Gadjah Mada, hosted by the Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Universitas Indonesia. Professor Mark Evans, Professor Gerry Stoker and Professor Diane Stone were the keynote speakers for this workshop
  • 6-7 October 2016: the IAPA (Indonesian Association of Public Administration) Annual Conference, hosted by Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta. Presenter: Prof Mark Evans on “Trust and democracy in Australia” and A/Prof Riyana Miranti on “Trust, Sense of Community and Civic Engagement: Lessons from Australia”.
  • 20 December 2016: Guest Lecture/International Visitor Scholar program – World Class University hosted by the Faculty of Social and Political Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada Presenter: Prof Mark Evans on “Updates on Governance Studies” and A/Prof Riyana Miranti on “Incorporating Geographical Dimension for Better Social Policy”.
  • 30-31 October 2018: The 2nd ICAS-PGS: “Advancing Policy, Governance, and Innovation in Digital Ecosystems: A Multidisciplinary Approach” hosted by University of Indonesia, in partnership with IGPA UC and FISIPOL, UGM. Professor Mark Evans, Professor Gerry Stoker, A/Prof Riyana Miranti and three IGPA PhD students participated.

Writing Clinics in Indonesia for Early Career Researchers and Policy Studies Mini Special Edition on Indonesia 2018.

IGPA academics convened regular writing clinics in Indonesia as an activity of the Centre for Transformational Leadership. The aim of the writing clinics is to provide mentoring, tips, and strategies to write confidently and publish in English for international journals. The writing clinics are intended for Early and Mid-Career Academic/Researchers.

  • 31 March 2016: hosted by Universitas Indonesia.
  • 5 October 2016: Indonesian Association of Public Administration Annual Conference, hosted by Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta.
  • 19 December 2016: International Visitor Scholar Program: World Class University, hosted by at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta.

Output: The selected papers from these three writing clinics have been published in an international journal Policy Studies Mini Special edition on Indonesia 2018.

Double Degree Programs 

Double Degree Programs with  Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) and Universitas Indonesia (UI).

UI and UGM are two leading universities in Indonesia and also the leader in the area of public administration and public policy in this country.

Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)
The Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) Linkage program is organised jointly by the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) at the University of Canberra, and the Department of Public Policy and Management, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada. 

The program with UGM was launched on 24 May 2016 in Yogyakarta and allows students to undertake their first year of the Masters program in Indonesia and the second year at IGPA. 

Universitas Indonesia (UI)
The Double Master Degree Programme in Public Administration (MPA) is organised by the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) at the University of Canberra and the Faculty of Administrative Science (FIA-UI) at the Universitas Indonesia. 

The program was launched on 30 October 2018 and allows students to undertake their first semester of the Masters program in Indonesia, the second and the third semester in Canberra and the fourth semester in Indonesia. In the first year, the program will provide participants with an in-depth knowledge of public administration and public policy-making in Indonesia. During the second year, the MPA component will include advanced knowledge and skills in governance, policy analysis and leadership. There will also be a dissertation component which will allow participants to investigate a wicked governance problem from both an academic and applied perspective.

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People
Erick HansnataGraduated with PhD 2017View Profile
Dr Riyana (Mira) MirantiAssociate Professor & Convenor of IGPA Indonesia ProgramView Profile
Dr Yogi VidyattamaSenior Research FellowView Profile
Events 

The Indonesia Program runs the quarterly Indonesia Program Seminar Series and also holds a monthly Indonesia PhD Forum. This Forum is conducted on the third Friday of each month. Please contact the Program Convenor if you require further information: riyana.miranti | at | canberra.edu.au

Thu 3 May 2018 to Tue 3 April 2018 Research with impact: Building an engaging and sustainable collaboration Dr Novita Ikasari / 12:30pm-1:30pm 11B44, Building 11, University of Canberra Read More
Thu 3 August 2017 From Change to Change: Successes, Challenges and Sustainability of Bureaucracy Reform in Indonesia Professor Dr. Eko Prasojo / 11:00am-12:15pm Seminar Room 1, Building 24, University of Canberra Read More
Tue 4 April 2017 The Potential of External Audit of the Indonesian Public Sector Dr Paul Nicoll / 11:00am-12:00pm Seminar Room 1, Building 24, University of Canberra Read More
Mon 5 December 2016 Asymmetrical Decentralization and Local Capacity: The Case of Papua, Indonesia Dr Gabriel Lele / 2:30pm-3:30pm Fishbowl, Building 24, University of Canberra Read More
Tue 20 September 2016 Why Indonesia and India were not so bad after all? Lessons learned from 2013 Taper Tantrum Dr Muhamad Chatib Basri / 10:00am - 11:30am The Dryzek Room (22B13), Building 22, University of Canberra Read More
Thu 18 August 2016 President Joko Widodo's Foreign Policy and Indonesia-Australia Relations Dr Evi Fitriani / 4:00pm-5:00pm Fishbowl, Building 24 at the University of Canberra Read More
Tue 14 June 2016 Where did all the previous turbulence of social violence (in Indonesia) go? Dr Zulfan Tadjoeddin / 11.00am-12.00pm Seminar Room 2, Building 24 at the University of Canberra Read More
Wed 30 March 2016 to Thu 31 March 2016 International Workshop On Innovative Governance In Indonesia and Writing Clinic Prof Mark Evans, Prof Gerry Stoker, Prof Diane Stone and Dr Riyana Miranti / 8:00am-3:30pm University of Indonesia Read More
Tue 16 February 2016 Increasing Inequality in Indonesia: Education and Demand Impacts from the Labour Market across Deep Spatial Divides IGPA Indonesia Program Seminar / 11.00am - 12.45pm NATSEM Seminar Room 2, Building 24, University of Canberra Read More
Thu 17 December 2015 The Role of Government in the Provision of Roads & Road-Based Transport: Case Study in Indonesia Dr Sitta Rosdaniah / 11.00am-12.00pm Building 23 Level B Room 5 Read More
Fri 9 October 2015 Strengthening Professional Civil Service for a Highly Democratic Indonesia: A Joint IGPA - BGL Seminar Emeritus Professor Sofian Effendi PH.D. / 3.30pm - 5.00pm Ann Harding Conference Centre, Building 24 at the University of Canberra Read More
Contact 

For further information on this Indonesia Program, please contact Convenor of IGPA Indonesia Program: riyana.miranti | at | canberra.edu.au