All posts tagged “governance

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MLE or MEL in adaptive programming?

I was in Manila last week to attend the practitioners’ forum organised by the Asia Foundation on Adaptive Programming and Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning. A really good workshop where to share of experiences about tailoring MEL systems to fit the accountability demands from funders and… Read More

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A conversation about policy experiments

The search for ways to design policies that help to solve societal problems is continuously evolving. The traditional evidence-based approach to policy making involves generating research results and using these to inform policy decisions. This blog post is based on an interview with Mikko Annala, Head… 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 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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What does data innovation mean for traditional social science research?

Pulse Lab Jakarta posted today on Medium a blog I have written with Andrew Thornley about the implication for social science research of data innovation. Hope you enjoy reading it. Data innovation and data analytics offer an unprecedented opportunity for expanding the sources of evidence… Read More

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Traffic congestion in Jakarta: a logistical problem or a ‘wicked’ one?

Here is an interesting article published in the Guardian Weekly for bicycle commuters struggling with traffic congestion as I do in Jakarta: Return of the Bicycle Kingdom? How pavement cycling is transforming Taipei. It mentions that  ‘In Taipei authorities have taken the unusual step of legalising cycling on… 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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Are partnership agreements a way forward for Doing Development Differently?

There are different angles and dimensions to the Doing Development Differently debate. With Nicola Nixon, we are interested in  the ‘doing’ of Doing Development Differently. We have written a post about one of those angles and dimensions: Partnerships Agreements between funders and programme implementation teams. ‘Partnership’ is a buzzword in international aid… Read More

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The elusive search for a knowledge to policy framework

Last week I published a blog on Research2Action where I discuss whether a Knowledge-to-Policy framework to better inform  policies actually exists. ‘Knowledge to policy (K2P) is a popular term to describe the way research and other types of knowledge inform policy-making. K2P processes and systems… Read More