Bureaucratic Reform in Indonesia: Policy Analyst Experiences

Rachael Diprose, Primatia Wulandari, Elena Williams, Levriana Yustriani

Knowledge Sector Initiative/University of Melbourne | Published : 2020


In recent years, Indonesia has introduced reforms to its bureaucracy in response to critiques of the quality of government policy design and delivery. The Grand Design of Bureaucratic Reform strategy seeks to reduce the number of civil servants employed in administrative or managerial positions (structural appointments) in favour of skills-based recruitment into ‘functional’ positions. Specifically, the introduction of the ‘policy analyst’ position as a functional position in the civil service has sought to improve evidence-based policy making and the quality of policy outcomes, by incorporating merit-based recruitment, appointment and promotion. The role of functional policy analysts (Jabat..

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