Strategic Research



ince our inception in 2000, we have included research as an integral part in all of our pre-program development, monitoring and evaluations throughout project cycles. Our specialized think tank unit is well versed in various research methods both quantitative and qualitative methods as well as applying mixed methods. In line with our vision and mission, we particularly focus on strategic research which enable to significantly provide evidence based for policy making processes. Our notable nationwide strategic research among others the Indonesia Governance Index (IGI) and Police Governance Index (PGI), have significantly contributed to the Indonesia’s governance reform agenda. For example, PGI has been institutionalized by Indonesia National Police (Mabes Polri) as a formal tool for policy making process to pursue internal reform through the issuance of Chief of Police Decree No. Kep/800/IX/2015. Its findings and recommendations have also been mainstreamed in the Police Bureaucracy Reform Roadmap 2016-2019.

Our research team has the experience in the management, coordination, and training of hundreds of researchers.

To strive for, maintain and ensure the quality of implementation in every step of the research phase, our research team consists of expert principal researchers with noteworthy experience.

These principal researchers are supported by research staff and development specialists, who monitor and support local researchers. Through our wide range of programs, we also have a well-established network of competent researchers in every province of Indonesia working on all aspects of research which we can call upon if needed. Our collaborations with international organizations in conducting research related works included the Institute for Sustainable Future-University of Technology Sydney Australia, Nordic Consulting Group (Scandanavian based Consultancy Firm), Farsight (European based Consultancy Firm), and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation.


Home Minister Gamawan Fauzi said the IGI could serve as an input for the government to work with local governments to improve conditions in the regions.

“These findings wouldl compliment our own survey, which could contribute to formulating a better policy,” he said.

Jakarta Post, September 03, 2013, Yogya, E. Java top good governance list.

“The IGI is a sensible approach to measuring governance quality at the province level. It understands governance as the quality of the interplay of different groups of actors (the government, the bureaucracy, the civil society, and the economic sector) in setting rules and regulations. Therefore it does not focus on one actor (notably the government) but rather ascribes responsibility for governance quality the aforementioned four groups of actors.”

International Reviewer, Prof. Dr. Guenther Schulze, University of Freiburg, Germany.