Below are some of research collaborations done by CPPS-GMU with other institutions during the last 10 years.
- Population Dynamics Study
Population dynamics has been always a major issue of CPPS-GMU. This type of study uses secondary data provided by Central Bureau of Statistics, Population Department, National Population and Family Planning Board, and Health Department. The Center is one of coordinators in population dynamics studies, particularly on migration and mortality issues. The research results are then published. Among others is Labor Migration in Indonesia: Policies and Practices published by CPPS-GMU and the Asia Pacific Migration Research Network (APMRN).
- Female Labor
Women employment research was funded by the Ford Foundation. Since end of 1980s, the Center coordinated various studies regarding female labors in several provinces in Indonesia, including West Sumatra, South Sumatra, Yogyakarta, East Java, Bali, South Sulawesi, and Papua. At least two local researchers were involved in each study site. The results of these studies have been published in 17 book titles.
- Female Migration
Working in collaboration with the Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University, the Center carried out a women migration study. This study was done in Indonesia, Philippines, China, and Thailand. The results were published in a book titled Female Labor Migration in South East Asia: Change and Continuity.
- Social Security and Social Policy in Indonesia
The study was done in East Java, Central Java, and Yogyakarta. This study identified socioeconomic changes in the society and based on that strategies were formulated and implemented by the society in dealing with problems with the involvement of social institutions within the society.
- Indonesian Household Survey (Sakerti 2000)
Working in collaboration with RAND (Santa Monica), the Center carried out the Sakerti III in 2000. The main objective of this survey was to collect demographic and socioeconomic data for development planning and decision making to support government policies regarding health, employment, and other socioeconomic sectors.
- Public Services
This study was meant to evaluate public bureaucracy performance in providing public services and to identify factors influencing it. Public service performance indicators used in this study were accountability, responsiveness, service orientation, and efficiency. The study was held in Yogyakarta, South Sulawesi, and West Sumatra. Local researchers were involved during data collection and analyses and reporting. As the coordinator of this activity, the Center was also responsible to publish the report.
- Governance and Decentralization Survey (GDS)
GDS was a collaborative research between CPPS-GMU, Partnership for Governance Reform, Partnership for Economic Growth (PEG), and World Bank. GDS was designed as a data source for implementing good governance and decentralization policy in Indonesia. The survey was carried out in 177 regencies in 20 provinces using 12 separate questionnaires for 12 different types of respondents (households, bureaucrats, local parliament members, NGO activists, reporters, judges, lawyers, district attorneys, and local enterprises). In addition to survey, GDS was also presented in other activities such as workshops, seminars, and policy dialogues.
- Citizens’ Charter Institutionalization
Citizens’ Charter study was the follow-up of public services studies in Yogyakarta, South Sumatra, and West Sumatra. The study was aimed to improve public servicing quality by developing and implementing citizens’ charter. This was successfully implemented in Yogyakarta Municipality (birth certification service), Ambarawa District and Semarang Regency (Identity Card and Business Licensing Services), and Blitar Regency (health services). By end of 2000, this study was successful in establishing Citizens’ Charter Forum which included various stakeholders.
- Masri Singarimbun Research Award (MSRA)
MSRA is a program that provides funds for reproductive health and demographic policy with gender perspective research. This is a collaborative program between CPPS-GMU and the Ford Foundation.