CENTER FOR INDONESIAN POLICY STUDIES

CENTER FOR INDONESIAN POLICY STUDIES

Jakarta, Indonesia

WEBSITE

ABOUT

The mission of Center for Indonesian Policy Studies is to suggest policies that are based on its belief that only civil, political, and economic freedom allows Indonesia to prosper. Policies will be formulated specifically for their target audiences in the legislative and executive branches of government.

IN THE NEWS

INDONESIAN THINK TANK PARTNERS WITH YOUTUBE CELEBRITY ON FOOD SECURITY

The Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) has partnered with Indonesian YouTube celebrity Vincent Ricardo to publish the first in a series of videos aiming to educate the public about the reasons for high food prices in Indonesia and to encourage public action. This video calls for President Joko Widodo to lessen trade res...

READ MORE

CIPS THINK TANK SHARK TANK-WINNING FOOD TRADE COURSE GOES LIVE

Launching on July 26, CIPS’s very first MOOC is a free, four-week online course for young Indonesians to learn about food trade from top economic experts, taking participants through valuable knowledge about how food trade works, and how Indonesia’s policies impact everyday lives — especially the low-income families who earn as...

READ MORE

INDONESIA’S BIGGEST CHALLENGES

In many ways, Indonesia is a Southeast Asian success story. This vast archipelago contains the world’s fourth-largest population, and transitioned to democracy only 20 years ago during the Asian financial crisis. At the time, 24 percent of Indonesians lived below the poverty line. Since then, 10 million Indonesians have escaped...

READ MORE

INDONESIAN MIGRANT WORKERS BECOME ENTREPRENEURS AFTER LEARNING NEW SKILLS

Indonesian workers struggling in a tough economy often seek migrant labor placement in other Middle Eastern countries, and through their exposure to new cultures and methods of working they ultimately bring new skills with them back to Indonesia. In a new series of videos that has reached thousands of viewers, the Center for Ind...

READ MORE

CIPS WINS 2016 THINK TANK SHARK TANK COMPETITION FOR OPEN ONLINE COURSE

Indonesians are widely dispersed on more than 6,000 islands, so spreading the ideas of liberty throughout the culture is most cost-effective online. For its proposal to fund a massive open online course (MOOC) devoted to teaching how free trade makes food affordable for the poor, Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) won t...

READ MORE

THREE THINK TANK SHARK TANK CONTESTANTS WILL COMPETE FOR $25,000

The worldwide freedom movement’s most exciting new project ideas are showcased each year as part of Atlas Network’s Think Tank Shark Tank competition, sponsored by the Smith Family Foundation. This year’s edition will feature three contestants who will pitch their projects before a panel of judges and an audience of hundreds of...

READ MORE

ATLAS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY GRAD BRINGS LIFE SKILLS TO NORTH KOREAN REFUGEES

Atlas Leadership Academy alumnus and Atlas Network Asia Outreach Fellow Casey Lartigue Jr. has had a remarkable journey during the past few years, going from a well-established career working on education policy at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., all the way across the world to South Korea, where he built a new non-gover...

READ MORE

UPHOLDING LOCAL PROPERTY RIGHTS TO SUSTAIN INDONESIAN FORESTS

When resources are located on public commons, they become subject to a perverse incentive structure that can lead to consistent depletion over time. Governments often pass laws with the intention of reining in overconsumption of resources extracted from public land, but government officials at the national level lack the proper...

READ MORE

INDONESIAN MIGRANT WORKERS DESERVE LIBERTY, PROSPERITY

The human struggle for prosperity is universal, but the details differ dramatically between people and countries. Some live where the freedom to pursue prosperity is guaranteed as a basic individual right, and these people are fortunate to pursue their prosperity and happiness with access to robust markets and fewer government-e...

READ MORE

CULTIVATING NEXT GENERATION OF ASIAN, AFRICAN POLICY LEADERS IN INDIA

Making an impact in public policy requires learning rigorous research methods and best practices in publishing policy papers. At the recent CPPR-Atlas Policy School 2015, participants spent 14 days of intensive training in which they were challenged to develop their research agenda, conduct field research, draft policy papers, a...

READ MORE

CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN FOR LOW-COST COMMUNITY SCHOOLS IN INDONESIA

In much of the world, child labor is still the norm rather than a rare exception, so children in developing nations have far fewer opportunities to gain an education that would allow them to pursue a better life. A new crowdfunding campaign to support the development of low-cost community schools aims to help solve this problem...

READ MORE