This edited volume examines key questions about evidence-informed policymaking in Indonesia. It draws on insights and evidence acquired through the implementation of the Knowledge Sector Initiative, a donor-funded programme that aims to increase the demand for and use of evidence in policymaking in Indonesia. Featuring contributions from academics, policy researchers, policymakers and development practitioners, the volume will deepen readers’ understanding of how knowledge and politics shape the policymaking process in Indonesia. As such, it will be of interest to Indonesian and international researchers, academics, students, practitioners and policymakers concerned with various aspects of evidence-informed policymaking research and processes. In particular, regional and international development practitioners and development partners interested in learning from Indonesia’s efforts to improve how evidence is used to address key development challenges will find this volume valuable.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Knowledge, politics and policymaking in Indonesia.- Part I: Producing knowledge for policy.- Chapter 1: Academic research and policymaking: bridging the political and intellectual worlds.- Chapter 2: The role of policy research institutes in policymaking.- Chapter 3: Brokering knowledge: policy analysis in the public sector.- Part II: Knowledge and the politics of policymaking.- Chapter 4: How and when do policymakers use evidence? Taking politics into account.- Chapter 5: Insights from the inside: when policy researchers become bureaucrats.- Chapter 6: Data innovation for policymaking.- Part III: The enabling environment for policymaking.- Chapter 7: Knowledge, politics and policy: improving the enabling environment for evidence-informed policy in Indonesia.- Chapter 8: Working politically at scale.- Conclusion: The future of evidence-informed policymaking in Indonesia.