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Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Pro-Poor Policy: the Knowledge Sector Initiative

The Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) is an ambitious 15-year partnership between the governments of Indonesia and Australia. It seeks to improve the lives of the Indonesian people through better quality public policies that make better use of research evidence.

To achieve this, KSI works systematically across Indonesia's knowledge sector to:

  • support policy research institutes to improve the quality and communication of their research

  • work with government departments to increase their demand for evidence, and their systems for procuring and using it in policy-making

  • strengthen intermediary organisations – such as civil society, advocacy networks and the media – to improve the links between research evidence and policy-making

  • identify and mitigate systemic barriers to evidence production, intermediation, demand and use.

ODI works in a consortium with RTI, the Australian National University and the Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne to implement the first five year phase. 


John Young, Arnaldo Pellini, Louise Shaxson, Anne Buffardi, Caroline Cassidy, Josephine Tsui, Amanda Jones, Louise Ball

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