Policy Analysis And Capacity Building Using The IFLS

27 Juli 2012 | admin
Project At Glance
Country Indonesia
Region North Sumatera, West Sumatera, South Sumatera, Lampung, DKI Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, DI Yogyakarta, East Java, Bali, West Nusa Tenggara, South Kalimantan, and South Sulawesi.
Name of Client RAND - PEG USAID
Address USAID – PEG, Suite 304 Setiabudi Atrium, Plaza Setiabudi, Jl. Hr. Rasuna Said Kav.62 Kuningan. Jakarta 12920, Phone: 62-21-5201047, Fax: 62-21-5210311.
Duration of Assignment 34 bulan
Start Date Juni 2001
Completion Date Maret 2004
Prinsipal Investigator Prof. Dr. Agus Dwiyanto
Principal Investigator (Not on the list)
Research Team Prof. Dr. Sukamdi, M.Sc., Faturochman, Dr., Prof., Dr. Agus Joko Pitoyo, M.A.
Research Team (not on the list)
Profiles of Professional Staff Provided by The Center Economist, Social Psychologist, Anthropologist, Population Specialist, Public Policy and Health

Indonesia Family Life Survey is a collaboration project between CPPS and RAND. One of the activities is to do policy analysis and capacity building using IFLS3 data. Through this project, it is expected that policy information for the central and local governments could be provided. This year, the research team has accomplished the tasks and has completed the national report dissemination. IFLS3 national report contains information on various changes occurring in Indonesia as an impact of the economic crisis using IFLS2 and IFLS3 data. Some aspects concerned are poverty, employment, health, family planning, education, and expenditures. IFLS3 result shows that a) the living standard of the society by the end of the year 2000 does not appear worse than that by the end of the year 1997 when the crisis struck for the first time. The transition of experiencing and overcoming poverty in the society indicates that their life standard has been improving; b) there is an increasing number of women working in public spheres in 1997 and 2000; c) there is no decrease in health status in 2000 compared to that in 1997. Children’s long term health status does not indicate any decrease during the crisis, while adult health status does not change significantly; d) the poor people cannot access social security network programs due to the leak in the distribution and the misuse of the benefit of this program by the non poor society; and e) decentralization for education and health facilities cannot assure these two institutions to have sufficient authority to solve their problems including the problems of budget management and decision making.

The staffs involved in several duties including questionnaire preparation and pretest on it. The staffs also prepared for computer program for data entry and associated with local researcher responsible for field assistant recruitment. The team leader of the staffs carried out for the supervision of the data collecting. The staffs were also in charge for the data cleaning and analyzing, and also report writing.