Commissioning knowledge for policy: reforms in the procurement of research in Indonesia

Working and discussion papers
June 2017
Elisabeth Jackson, Budiati Prasetiamartati, Marendra Cahya Sadikin, Sugiyanto, Arnaldo Pellini

Early research by the Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) in Indonesia found that public research procurement regulations were problematic. The regulations restricted policy-makers from commissioning non-government research, thereby limiting evidence available to them to make critical policy decisions. KSI supported the National Procurement Policy Agency, and Ministry of Research, Technology & Higher Education to revise the regulation.

This working paper describes the problem-driven approach used by KSI, and its partners, to address this issue and reform the regulation.