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The Indonesia Development Forum (IDF) is a platform for national dialogue on development. Hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas), IDF brings together leaders in government, civil society, academia, and the private sector to discuss solutions to Indonesia’s key development challenges.
In alignment with President Joko Widodo’s Nawa Cita agenda to ‘develop Indonesia from the margins’, IDF 2018 will explore issues on regional disparity in depth within its overarching theme of ‘Pathways to Tackle Regional Disparities Across The Archipelago’.
IDF is supported by the Australian government through the Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI). KSI is a joint program between the governments of Indonesia and Australia, which supports the Indonesian government to address its key development challenges through more effective public policies that make better use of research, data, and analysis.
The forum will showcase research and successful practices from experts and practitioners across Indonesia and the world, with the aim of generating recommendations for the 2020-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan. This will support Indonesia to refine its strategies for closing the gaps between regions and ensuring that all Indonesians benefit from future growth and development.
Abstracts submissions for IDF 2018 are now open!
1. Regional Growth Centres: What Works Best?
2. Narrowing The Gaps At The Periphery
3. Delivering Basic Services To Reduce Regional Disparity
4. Unlocking The Potential Of The Digital Economy For Regional Development
5. Connecting The Archipelago
6. Innovations In Local Governance And Development
7. Smarter Funding For Better Outcomes
Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and may be submitted in either English or Bahasa Indonesia. The deadline for submission is 8 May 2018. Notification of acceptance will be provided by 8 June 2018.
Abstracts should include a brief explanation of the reason for writing, problem, methodology, results, and implications. Presentation sessions will be designed to provide ample time for discussion. Both abstracts and presentations may be delivered in either English or Bahasa Indonesia.
For more details to submit your abstract please visit this link:
Enquiries on the Call for Papers can be directed to:
IDF 2018 official website:
Last year’s IDF highlight video:
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