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IRSA-YIPD Research Support 2018

IRSA-YIPD Research Support on Local Government Innovation

Rationale

Despite nearly two decades of decentralization, inter-regional development disparity is still high and persisted. Moreover, intra-regional disparity reflected in the inequality between different groups of the population has been increasing to an unprecedented level in Indonesian history. One of the root causes of the rising inequality is the unequal access to improvements in the quality of human resources, especially those related to skills improvement, through education, and the quality of public health. These services are the responsibility of the state decentralized to local government. In order to optimally exercise this decentralized function toward the improvement of development outcomes, regions and localities need to be innovative in the way they serve people, produce or encourage innovation, or even produce innovative development actors and leaders.

In many cities or provinces in Indonesia, we start seeing innovation in development, yet they are not yet a norm, but exceptions. The understanding of the conditions under which such innovations occur is empirically limited. Yet, we need those so that we can find lessons learned so success in certain areas can be replicated.

Research Support

As an iniative to produce more knowledge about why and how this innovation occur, IRSA and Yayasan Inovasi Pemerintah Daerah (YIPD) is supporting research on this area. The research is in the form of small research grants of Rp. 25,000,000 for any good quality research that potentially can produce new knowledge on the local government innovation in Indonesia.

Research topics

The specific topics of the reseach can be, but not limited to, the following:

  • What are enabling environment that can help create innovation in the public services in the regions or localities?
  • What are the impacts of innovations in the area of public services delivery in the regions/localities on the development outcomes?
  • Has and to what extent democratization and decentralization produced innovative local/regional development actors, including political leaders?
  • To what extent, political leaders or public figures play a role in the innovation of public services delivery in the regions/localities?
  • To what extent bureaucracy can transform to create innovation in the public services delivery in the regions/localities?
  • Has there been any best practices in the regions/localities related to local government innovations that can be replicated in other areas?

Who can apply?

Indonesian researchers in all disciplines of sciences who are willing to present the research findings in the 14th IRSA conference in Surakarta in July 2018. Non-Indonesian researchers are eligible as long as their research is on Indonesia or on topics that is of much relevance to Indonesia.

Timelines

  • Announcement: 15 January 2018
  • Deadline of proposal submissions: 28 February 2018
  • Notification of the winner: 31 March 2018
  • Presentation of the findings: 23-24 July 2018
  • Final paper submissions: 31 August 2018

Submission

Proposal need to be part of the following downloadable form and submitted via email to heriyaldi@fe.unpad.ac.id

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CALL FOR PAPERS – IRSA 2018

The Indonesian Regional Science Association (IRSA) in collaboration with Sebelas Maret University invite scholars, practitioners, and students to submit papers to be presented in the 14th IRSA International Conference. The theme of the conference is Strengthening Regional and Local Economy, and it will be held in Surakarta – also known as Solo, Central Java on 23-24 July 2018.
Potential topics to be discussed in the conference include, but not limited to:
  1. Local business (including MSMEs) development and competitiveness,
  2. Improving the effectiveness of regional growth centres,
  3. Local government innovation, governance and business climate,
  4. Green growth framework for local development,
  5. Regional standard minimum services across Indonesia,
  6. Local infrastructure, basic utilities and city management,
  7. The role of village funds in developing physical and social infrastructure to enhance rural and periphery economy,
  8. Local government budget and its impact on economy growth, human capital development, poverty alleviation and inequality,
  9. Income inequalities and regional disparities,
  10. Decentralization and sustainability,
  11. Trade and regional development,
  12. Macro and financial policies and local development.
Extended paper abstract of about 250-500 words should be submitted online via http://surakarta2018.irsa.or.id/abstract-submission/ by 1 April 2018.
Abstract should consist of background, data and methodology, potential contributions, and keywords. Abstracts must be submitted in English, as also the full paper.
Paper sessions are seminar-style for each paper and ample time for discussion and for participants to provide constructive feedback to authors. Paper presentations will be in English.
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IRSA 2018

The Indonesian Regional Science Association (IRSA) in collaboration with Sebelas Maret University will conduct in the 14th IRSA International Conference. The theme of the conference is Strengthening Regional and Local Economies, and it will be held in Surakarta (also known as Solo), Central Java on 23-⁠24 July 2018. All are welcome to participate.

Visit: http://surakarta2018.irsa.or.id/ for more information

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Call for Papers – IRSA 2017

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Call for Papers
Maritime Infrastructure and Regional Development

The Indonesian Regional Science Association (IRSA) in collaboration with Sam Ratulangi University invites scholars, practitioners and graduate students to submit papers to be presented in the 6th IRSA International Institute. The theme of the conference is Maritime Infrastructure and Regional Development, and it will be held in Manado, North Sulawesi on 17-18 July 2017.

 Potential topics to be discussed in this conference include, but are not limited to:
  • Eastern Indonesia Regional Development
  • Infrastructure Development and Financing Infrastructure Development
  • Logistic and Transportation
  • National and Regional Competitiveness
  • Public Private Partnership
  • Village Fund for Infrastructure

 

  • Political Economy and Governance of Regional Development
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Regional/International Trade, Public Finance, Investment and Inflation
  • Rural Development, Agriculture, Urban Issues, Rural-Urban Migration
  • Other Topics Related to Regional Science or Regional Developmen

 

 

 

Extended paper abstract of about 250-500 words should be submitted online via http://manado2017.irsa-indonesia.org/abstract-submission by 14 April 2017. Abstract should consist of background, data and methodology, potential contribution to knowledge, and keywords. Abstracts must be submitted in English, as also the full paper.

Paper sessions are seminar-style for each paper and ample time for discussion and for participants to provide constructive feedback to authors. Paper presentations will be in English.

Important dates for conference:
□ Abstract submission open
□ Abstract submission due
□ Early bird registration open
□ Abstract acceptance notification:
□ Early bird registration due
□ Full Paper submission due
□ Paper presenter registration due
□ Non presenter registration due
□ Conference date
: Dec 30, 2016
: April 14, 2017
: May 1, 2017
: May 19, 2017
: June 2, 2017
: June 23, 2017
: June 25, 2017
: July 5, 2017
: July 17-18, 2017
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Call for Papers – IRSA 2016

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Call for Papers
Demographic Change and Regional Development

The Indonesian Regional Science Association (IRSA) in collaboration with Brawijaya University invites scholars, practitioners and graduate students to submit papers to be presented in the 13th IRSA International Conference. The theme of the conference is Demographic Change and Regional Development, and it will be held in Malang, East Java, on 25-26 July, 2016.

 Potential topics to be discussed in this conference include, but are not limited to:
  • Demographic Issues: Demographic Dividend, Ageing, Youth, Migration
  • Health, Education and Human Capital
  • Poverty, Inequality and Inter-regional disparities
  • Rural development, Agriculture, Urban Issues, Rural-Urban Migration
  • Regional labour market, human resources development, job creation, social security
  • Public policy, regional and urban planning and regional development
  • Housing, transportation, communication and other regional infrastructures issues
  • Regional/international trade, public finance, investment and inflation
  • Political economy and governance of regional development
  • Bureaucratic Reforms and Corruption

 

Extended paper abstract of about 250-500 words should be submitted online via https://www.conftool.com/irsa2016. Abstract should consist of background, data and methodology, potential contribution to knowledge, and keywords. Abstract should be in English, as also the full paper.

Paper sessions are seminar-style with a discussant for each paper and ample time for discussion and for participants to provide constructive feedback to authors. Paper presentations will be in English.

Important dates for conference:
□ Abstract submission open
□ Abstract submission due
□ Early bird registration open
□ Abstract acceptance notification:
□ Early bird registration due
□ Full Paper submission due
□ Paper presenter registration due
□ Non presenter registration due
□ Conference date
: Dec. 30, 2015
: April 15, 2016
: May 2, 2016
: May 20, 2016
: June 3, 2016
: Jule 24, 2016
: July 13, 2016
: July 13, 2016
: July 25-26, 2016
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