Investing in knowledge: the establishment of the Indonesian Science Fund

Working and discussion papers
June 2017
Jon Emont, Arnaldo Pellini

Indonesia spends very little on scientific research compared to other G20 countries. In 2016, the Government of Indonesia established a new annual science fund of IDR 100 billion. The fund is a milestone in Indonesia's efforts to improve its research capacity and to ensure that research funding is awarded through a transparent, competitive and merit-based process.

This working paper describes how the Indonesian Academy of Sciences and other key actors contributed to the establishment of the new fund.