A new working paper from the RISE Indonesia Country Research Team has the incredible benefit of having panel data on learning—tracking the same children on what they know over time—a rarity in the development space.
RISE Working Paper 18/026 - Indonesia Got Schooled: 15 Years of Rising Enrolment and Flat Learning Profiles
As I went from my new home in Oxford to arrive at the Center for Education Economics in London to give a presentation about a new paper on the lack of education progress in Indonesia—in spite of schooling progress—I stumbled over the perfect metaphor.
Daniel Suryadarma of the RISE Indonesia Country Research Team shared his insights on “Education Policymaking and Learning Outcomes in Indonesia’s Districts” at the 2018 Indonesia Development Forum. His presentation took place during the INNOVATE: MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS AND INNOVATIONS session under the theme “Delivering Basic Services to Reduce Regional Disparity”. The forum was conducted by the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas on 10–11 July 2018.
Menyongsong Puncak Bonus Demografi, Bagaimana Memperbaiki Mutu Pendidikan Berbasis Kondisi Setiap Provinsi?
RISE Indonesia Country Research Team Member Luhur Bima was interviewed by Radio Idola 92.6 FM (Semarang City, Central Java, Indonesia). Bima pointed out the need for an active role and commitment by regional heads as being the key to improving the quality of education. He further described that the commitment is not simply allocating budgets, but also placing human resources with capacity at local levels.
More than 60 percent of the national education budget in Indonesia is used to improve teachers’ welfare. The budget is used in almost 100 percent of all regions in the country; however, raising salaries and providing teacher allowances do not necessarily improve the quality of learning or the number of school graduates.
RISE Indonesia CRT Presents at the RISE Annual Conference 2017
Amanda Beatty from Mathematica Policy Research gives an overview of the work being undertaken by a RISE Country Research Team in Indonesia.