Study on the Possibility of Establishment of Re-Guarantee Companies, Coordinator Ministry for Economic Affairs – Indonesian Financial Services Authority, 2015
The study elaborates the guarantee that becomes very important for the economy of Indonesia since the motor of the economy is dominated by micro, small, and medium enterprises in which their ability to access credit is still low and the return of credit is still high as the barriers faced, as well as providers of loan funds also think the pretty risky in terms of SMEs credit repayment ability. The method applied in this study generally follows the framework of Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) in which the approach would explain the performance of the existing regulations related to guarantee and answer whether the government needs to provide support related to the state budget as well as the re- guarantee companies propose alternative policies.
Getting the message: The (Unintended) Impact of Raising Awareness on Corruption, University of Birmingham, 2015
This research built on previous work which has done on opposition to corruption. Using data from a multinational survey, it is examined on how individual characteristics and the political context of a country impact a person’s willingness to report and otherwise actively oppose corruption. The hypothesis found new support for the argument that when people perceive corruption to be widespread in their society, they are far less willing to fight it. The methodology for addressing these questions was in the form of an experiment embedded in an original survey distributed in Jakarta.
Participants of the survey were randomly assigned to a control group, or to one of four condition groups and were selected from Jakarta area. According to their assigned grouping, each participant in the condition groups read or be read to an awareness raising message about corruption that makes salient 1) a high profile corruption scandal, 2) that bribery was relatively commonplace, 3) the rights of citizens to report corruption and the institutions to report corruption to, or 4) recent achievements made by the government in controlling corruption.
East Java Growth Diagnostic, The World Bank, 2009 – 2010
The study attempts to understand better what is constraining higher growth and investment in East Java and through this provide supports and inputs to the provincial and district governments to enhance regional economic performance. The study can also provide important input for central government engagement on economy development in the region and part of broader plan on regional development. The findings could be useful not only to East Java itself, but also to other regions in Indonesia where not performing their role as regional growth poles.
The activities included in the study covering Public Workshops (with related stakeholders) and Technical Workshops (for the team) to obtain related secondary data, analyses data using growth diagnostic frameworks, and writing and presenting reports.