Indonesia Program


The Institute actively engages in partnerships and collaborations with various institutions, researchers and policy makers in Indonesia. The Indonesia Program at the Institute, led by Dr Riyana Miranti, specialises in the area of economic development (e.g. poverty, inequality, economic growth and regional development), governance, policy modelling, policy analysis and evaluation. IGPA Indonesia program covers both research and education programs. To read more about the Indonesian Program click here.

Dr Riyana (Mira) MirantiAssociate Professor & Convenor of BGL Indonesia ProgramView Profile
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 the 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 the 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 included visits to the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) and the 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). 

double degree program

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.

Please click here to download the brochure.

Please click here to download the brochure.