For its rapid economic growth to deliver development benefits for its 120 million poor, Indonesia needs sound public policies supported by rigorous research and analysis. The country’s domestic knowledge sector is not equipped to meet this need. Lack of demand from policy makers, inadequate sustained funding, and uneven technical capacity in Indonesian think tanks has resulted in little policy-relevant research emerging from domestic sources. AusAID and the Indonesian government have developed the Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Pro-Poor Policy: Knowledge Sector Initiative (AIP4) to address these constraints and stimulate the production and use of quality research and analysis for policy decision-makers.
The program will provide long-term support to improve Indonesia’s knowledge sector through four elements: supply (supporting research institutes), demand (supporting policy makers to request and use research for policy formulation), intermediary (translation of research into forms suitable for policy makers), and enabling environment (reforms of polices constraining the supply and demand sides).
The program is in the initial stages of implementation.
The following documents describe this initiative in more detail*.
Documents are uploaded as the initiative progresses. Find out more about the aid management
cycle and the documents you can expect to find.
*AusAID is committed to publishing documents and data concerning Australia’s official
development assistance in a way that is comprehensive, accessible and current. Information
published on the Indonesia Program is currently not complete and further initiatives
will be added over the course of the next few months. The AusAID practice will be
to publish documents once finalised and where appropriate after the partner government
and any other partners directly involved in the delivery of the initiative have
been consulted. Not all material published on this site is created by AusAID and
therefore not all documents reflect the views of the Australian Government. In limited
circumstances some information may be withheld for reasons including privacy and
commercial sensitivity. An important objective of the Transparency Initiative is
to promote broad-based understanding, analysis and discussion of aid issues and
to inform the future delivery of Australia’s aid program.
Last reviewed: 30 July, 2012