Policy report

Keeping Indonesia's economy afloat through the COVID-19 pandemic

Indonesia faces one of the most difficult outlooks in Asia amid the economic pandemic unleashed by COVID-19. The principal economic problem is not the old one of capital flight, but about funding the fiscal response necessary to address a massive once-in-a-lifetime shock. With little on...
Journal article

Lean construction: evaluation of waste and carbon footprint in construction project

The purpose of this research was to find causes, impact analysis, and possible mitigation of waste and carbon footprint in the construction project. Results show the causes of waste were dominated by worker factors while the main causes of waste in the design phase were...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Does Indonesia have to take asylum seekers rescued by the Australian Navy?

Prime Minister Tony Abbott claims that under "normal international law", if asylum seeker boats are rescued in a country's search and rescue zone, that country has an obligation to take them.
Report

Mitigating disinformation in Southeast Asian elections

This report identifies disinformation narratives, work models and innovations observed during the 2019 elections in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Conference paper

Are Indonesia contractors ready to implement last planner system? - An early investigation

Last Planner System (LPS) is one of Lean Construction's tools for scheduling to enhance project's reliability, productivity, and performance. It has already been widely adopted in many developed countries and shown benefits, such as shorter duration, less rework, and better communication. Despite its benefits, the...
Report

The state of Indonesian food security and nutrition

Despite impressive economic growth and poverty reduction, Indonesia’s food security still faces significant difficulties. To overcome these difficulties, policies that support rural development, improve agricultural incomes, lower food prices, increase nutritional diversity and encourage healthier eating patterns will be required.
Report

Road to ruin: challenging the sustainability of nickel-based production for electric vehicle batteries

Examining the value chain production of nickel in the Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park (IMIP), this study highlights various compromises experienced when electric vehicle production is presented both as a climate solution and a driver for economic development.
Report

Lessons for building creative economies

This report looks at ways developed and developing country governments can support efforts to strengthen the creative economies in Asia, using Taiwan and Indonesia as case studies.
Report

The Australia-Indonesia perceptions report 2016

This research suggests it is time for Australians to re-examine Indonesia and to think more deeply about the opportunities for shared cultural awareness, education programs and student exchanges like the New Colombo Plan, business partnerships, and two-way travel that goes beyond Bali and traditional Australian...
Report

The testing ground: China’s rising influence in Southeast Asia and regional responses

This paper examines China’s foreign policy toward Southeast Asia in the context of its neighborhood diplomacy more broadly. The paper also discusses China’s relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and individual Southeast Asian countries, focusing on Indonesia and Vietnam.