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Establishing effective research collaboration: Finding common ground between policymakers and academics

In Indonesia, there has been growing interest from governments at all levels to adopt a broader culture of evidence- and data-driven policymaking to meet the needs of the country’s most marginalized constituents. However, bridging research and policymaking is often not a straightforward process.
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Improving data sharing practices: Developing a mutual understanding between researchers and policymakers

On May 17, J-PAL Southeast Asia (SEA) hosted a webinar to raise awareness about the importance of updated, secure, and ethical data sharing practices for evidence-based policymaking. Here are the key takeaways from the webinar.
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Andrea Adhi, J-PAL ’19, on using interdisciplinary research to support Indonesia’s most vulnerable during Covid-19

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Andrea Adhi is a former research manager at J-PAL Southeast Asia, where she managed randomized evaluations on branchless banking, migration, and more. Now at PUSKAPA, the Center on Child Protection and Wellbeing at Universitas Indonesia, Andrea leads their team focused on social inclusion and...
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Improving gender equality in Indonesia: The importance of addressing gender norms

Read about J-PAL Southeast Asia's November 2021 webinar to raise awareness of the Government of Indonesia’s policies and programs to promote gender equality and discuss learnings from evidence on women’s empowerment interventions around the world.
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Seri Blog IFII: Mendorong inklusi keuangan perempuan melalui e-commerce

E-commerce merupakan salah satu sektor digital yang sedang mengalami pertumbuhan pesat di Indonesia. Selain memberikan kesempatan bagi usaha mikro, kecil, dan menengah (UMKM) untuk menjadi lebih produktif, e-commerce juga berpotensi mengurangi berbagai hambatan yang dihadapi oleh pengusaha perempuan...
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IFII Blog Series: E-commerce platforms as a path to women’s financial inclusion

In the third installment in the IFII Blog Series, we discuss the challenges and opportunities to increase e-commerce adoption among women business owners.
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Seri Blog IFII: Menerapkan lensa gender dalam mengukur dampak layanan keuangan digital terhadap pemberdayaan perempuan

Meski laki-laki dan perempuan di Indonesia memiliki akses yang setara ke layanan keuangan digital atau Digital Financial Service (DFS), hal ini tidak menjamin tingkat penggunaan DFS yang setara antara laki-laki dan perempuan. Artikel sebelumnya di seri blog ini telah membahas bagaimana pentingnya...