In August 2017, Dr Sharon Bessell, Team leader for the ANU IDM Team, spoke on poverty and multidimensional inequality at the Indonesia Development Forum, hosted by the Government of Indonesia and organised by the Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI). Professor Bessell presented on the IDM, and its potential to provide policy relevant insights, as part of a session focused on Inequality of Opportunities in Indonesia.
The Indonesia Development Forum is a key platform for Indonesian leaders in government, private sector, academia, and other members of society to collaborate to shape Indonesia’s development agendas. This platform is initiated by Bappenas. The annual conference provides an opportunity to publish latest thinking and facilitate public-private dialogue on a priority development theme. Focused around three pillars, INSPIRE, IMAGINE, and INNOVATE, the conference emphasises building on successes in strengthening evidence-based policy making, imagining the future of Indonesia, and promoting innovations in development for a stronger, more sustainable and inclusive Indonesia.
For more information see the Indonesia Development Forum page.
The presentation on the IDM came ahead of the planned IDM study in Indonesia in the first quarter of 2018. South Sulawesi has been selected as the study site, after consultation with KOMPAK and other Indonesian stakeholders, because it offers strong opportunities for data to policy pathways.