This project, concerning the valorization of evidence in inclusive social development in Southeast Asia, is part of UNESCO’s Inclusive Policy Lab work in the ‘Management of Social Transformations’ (MOST) Programme framework. The objective of the Lab is to support UNESCO Member States as they advance their social policy agendas by making better use of scientific information and knowledge—valorization refers to this process. The Lab aims to improve the South-South sharing of inclusive policy knowledge and practice, increasing availability of policy knowledge and advice in the region, and strengthening social data literacy among policy practitioners and other relevant stakeholders.
The UNESCO-Jakarta Office, in collaboration with the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS), is implementing the project in Indonesia. Stage 1 of the cooperation between UNESCO and CIPS provided a situational analysis of inclusive policy design and knowledge valorization in the Indonesian education sector. This practical guide constitutes stage 2 of the project and provides recommendations for Indonesian stakeholders to improve inclusivity in education policymaking processes. We recommend practical actions to improve the valorization of knowledge, that is, the availability, accessibility and usage of evidence in education policymaking processes. Our recommendations are meant to improve inclusivity and to support the national policy objective of providing access to quality education for all.
The main stakeholders addressed by this guide are the relevant government agencies in the Indonesian education sector, in particular the Ministry of Education and Culture (MOEC), bi- and multilateral donor agencies, and civil society organizations (CSOs). The recommendations focus on enhancing opportunities found by analyzing MOEC Regulation No. 142/2014, which specifies the steps of planning, drafting, discussion, legalization, and enactment of ministerial regulations by MOEC. The recommendations further include actions to improve the use of evidence on the side of bi- and multilateral donors and CSOs with the aim of achieving inclusive and equitable education in Indonesia.