Collaboration between Prosper and LPPSP FISIP University of Indonesia Presents Policy Analysis and Policy Brief Writing Training Program

Jakarta, The PRAKARSA policy research and advocacy institutions through Prosper collaborate with the Institute for Social Political Research and Development (LPPSP) FISIP University of Indonesia to organize a Policy Analysis and Writing training program Policy Briefs. On this occasion, the enthusiasm of the training participants came from various circles, starting from the government, bureaucracy, academic and private sectors. Training will be held on November 8 2023.

This training is designed to facilitate policy analysts in formulating and influencing a policy that is their respective focus by applying an approach evidence-based policymaking in his analytical work.

“Evidence-based or policy analysis approach evidence-based policymaking has not yet become a trend in Indonesia, the formulation of public policy in Indonesia is still dominated by policies based on political aspirations. "A government policy has a broad impact on society, therefore implementing an evidence-based approach in policy formulation can increase policy effectiveness, reduce the risk of not being on target, and encourage policy innovation," said Ah Maftuchan, Executive Director PRAKARSA, when delivering training material, on Wednesday (8/10).

The training participants were also invited to practice improving skill in writing policy recommendations in the form policy brief, which is a form of policy recommendation that contains brief, concise and attractive presentation of data. Apart from that, it is also hoped that this training can become a forum for connecting training participants with analysts and public policy designers from various government and non-government institutions.

Furthermore, Victoria Vanggidae, Deputy Director of The PRAKARSA hope through this training PRAKARSA and LPPSP FISIP UI can help policy makers and those who work related to policy making to be able to articulate problems well, understand whether the problem needs a policy solution and what kind of policy solution is offered. "By providing strong evidence and packaging it in a concise and easy to understand format such as a policy brief," he explained.

Asterlita, a Masters Student in Gender Studies at the University of Indonesia who was also one of the training participants, said that she was interested in taking part in this training because the issue she was dealing with today regarding gender studies had not received much attention from the government, both regionally and nationally. "I want to take part in this training to learn about how to create a policy brief so that it can prioritize gender issues," he said.

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