University:The Australian National UniversityInternational and Development EconomicsPostgraduate
For the past 8 years, I have been studying and working in the area of development and environmental economics, focusing on marginal and vulnerable communities. This has been the heart of Indonesia’s issue as the government has been trying to improve the well-being not only in the western part of the country but also in the eastern part where progress and development have been slow. As of today, I am taking a postgraduate study in International and Development Economics at Crawford School of Public Policy—which is a continuation of my undergraduate study in economics. In between studying, I have been involved in several development projects focusing on monitoring and reporting climate finance, poverty reduction studies, and commodities assessment. I took part in monitoring and evaluation assignments of forestry programs led by the Dala Institute and livelihood assessments led by the Economic Deputy of the Executive Office of The President. I have conducted studies with the technology distribution program in East Timor, Indonesia (Kopernik), the stunting prevention program for the Executive Office of the President Republic of Indonesia, and regional poverty reduction and inequality studies for the Centre of Economics and Public Policy Studies (Universitas Gadjah Mada). Through these assignments, I have traveled and experienced many parts of Indonesia, especially in remote and isolated regions which I can share with other participants.