Hizkia Respatiadi is a researcher at the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS). His research field includes a number of public policies related to CIPS’ focus on trade and people’s life, including trade policies on agriculture and food commodities, as well as access rights and ownership and community forestry programs. Hizkia currently leads the Achieving Affordable Food Prices for Pre-Sejahtera Families project, aimed at reducing the price of basic commodities in Indonesia by reducing trade barriers between Indonesia and other countries. Prior to his career with CIPS, Hizkia worked as a civil servant at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. His international experience includes placements at the Indonesian Embassy in Zimbabwe and several brief assignments in the U.K. and a number of other countries in Asia and Africa.