Working politically: A story of change about the contribution of research evidence to the new village law in Indonesia

Type :
Case studies
Author :
Institute for Research and Empowerment
Published :
2013
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Indonesian village law

Watch the podcast of  Working politically: A story of change about the contribution of research evidence to the new village law in Indonesia. On December 18th 2013, the Indonesian House of Representatives passed the new Village Law, a vote that was the culmination of a journey that started in 2007. This story of change takes the passing of the village law as its starting point and describes the relative influence that research-based evidence produced by the Institute for Research and Empowerment has had at critical junctions of the legislative process. It concludes that good quality research-based evidence is necessary but not sufficient to influence policy-making processes. Suggests that researchers and research organisations need to think and work politically to achieve their influencing goals and adapt to changes in local circumstances.