IRSA would like to congratulate the following recipients of the 2021 IRSA BKF Paper Awards:
“Healthcare for the Poor: An Impact Evaluation of PBI JKN Social Health Insurance on Healthcare Utilization” by Mochamad Thoriq Akbar (Universitas Padjadjaran), Ekki Syamsulhakim (Universitas Padjadjaran), Agung Setiawan (TNP2K), Adiatma Yudistira Manogar Siregar (Universitas Padjadjaran)
“The Impact of Pandemic Covid-19 to the Dynamics Employment Situation in Indonesia” by I Gede Heprin Prayasta (BPS & Universitas Udayana), Ketut Ksama Putra (BPS & Universitas Udayana), I Putu Ryan Brayoga (Universitas Udayana)
“Local Budget Resilience in Times of Covid-19 Crisis: Evidence from Indonesia” by Nauli Aisyiyah Desdiani (Universitas Indonesia), Syahda Sabrina (Universitas Indonesia), Meila Husna (Universitas Indonesia), Amalia Cesarina (Universitas Indonesia), Fachry Abdul Razak (Universitas Indonesia)
IRSA would like also to congratulate the following recipients of the 2021 IRSA-Local Government Innovation Research Support:
Catur Sugiyanto (Universitas Gadjah Mada), Dion Saputra Arbi (Universitas Gadjah Mada), Ahmad Syahrul Fauzi (Universitas Gadjah Mada) for “The Productivity of Urban Farming and Its Role in Supporting Food Security during Pandemic Covid-19 in the City of Yogyakarta”.
Despite two decades of decentralization, disparity in inter-regional development remains abundant and prevalent. Moreover, intra-regional disparity reflected in the inequality between different population groups has reached an unprecedented level in Indonesian history. One root cause includes the inability of some local governments to strengthen their local institutions and unequal access to improvements in human capital through quality of education and health services. Strengthening local institutions and improving local human capital has been the responsibility of the state, which has been decentralized to local governments. In order to optimally exercise this decentralization, local governments need to be innovative in the ways they reform their institutions and provide education, learning and health services in their regions.
Although in many cities, districts and provinces, we are beginning to see innovative approaches to development, they are still insufficiently few. The understanding of conditions under which such innovations occur is empirically limited. We need evidence of lessons learned so success in certain areas can be replicated.
As an initiative to increase knowledge about how and why such innovative approaches by local governments improve local institutions and human capital, the IRSA-Local Government Innovation program supports research in this area. The support is in the form of small research grants of Rp. 25,000,000 for any good quality research that can potentially produce new knowledge of local government innovation in Indonesia.
Specific research topics can be, but are not limited to, the following:
What is the role of the local environment in helping local governments create innovative ways to strengthen local institution and human capital?
What are the impacts of innovations in local public services delivery on human development outcomes?
Have democratization and decentralization strengthened local institutions and produced innovative local/regional development actors, including political leaders?
To what extent do local institution, political leaders or public figures play a role in the innovation of public services delivery in the regions/localities?
To what extent can bureaucracy be transformed to create innovation in public services delivery in the regions/localities?
Are there any examples of best practice in the regions/localities related to local government innovations that can be replicated in other areas?
Who can apply?
Indonesian researchers in any science discipline who are willing to present their research findings at the 16th IRSA virtual conference on 12-13 July 2021.
Deadline of proposal submissions: 15 March 2021
Notification of the winner: 15 April 2021
Presentation of the findings: 12-13 July 2021
Final paper submissions: 31 August 2021
Submission The proposal needs to be made via the following downloadable form (http://bit.ly/IRSA-LG-2021) and submitted via email to heriyaldi(at)unpad.ac.id and cc to dede_gsu02(at)yahoo.com.
B.S. Nazamuddin, Saiful Mahdi, Cut Dewi, M. Saleh Sjafei, Alin Halimatussadiah, Djoni Hartono, Devanto Pratomo, Hefrizal Handra and Budy P. Resosudarmo
IRSA Book Series on Regional Development No. 18
IDR 100,000 (USD 10)
Due to its location, Indonesia is prone to large seismic activities, some of which have caused a significant number of fatalities and damages to human livelihoods. The country, hence, has to always be prepared and resilient toward these kinds of event. Abilities to soften the human and economic impact of natural shocks and to bounce back the economy as quickly as we can are crucial in sustaining the human and economic development of the country. This book presents disaster-related issues, including disaster management, sustaining regional development, improving human capital in the country, rural development and conserving the environment. Hopefully this book can attract more regional scientists to work on disasters and regional development issues.