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Evaluation of the Indonesia national strategic policy of science and technology development

Mustangimah Mustangimah (Ministry of Education and Culture Republic of Indonesia, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia)
Prakoso Bhairawa Putera (Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia and Doctoral Programme of Administrative Sciences, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia)
Muhammad Zulhamdani (Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia)
Setiowiji Handoyo (Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia)
Sri Rahayu (Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia)

Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management

ISSN: 2053-4620

Article publication date: 8 February 2021

Issue publication date: 20 July 2021




The purpose of this study is to outline the improvement of framing in Indonesia science and technology policy content, policy formulation model, policy strategy implementation and policy performance indicators.


This study is conducted by implementing action research model to generate new knowledge as a research interest, through the search for solutions or improvements to problematical situation, applying Soft Systems Methodology. Thus, this research model is regarded as Soft Systems Methodology-based Action Research (SSM-based AR).


Policy formulation is not evidence based in which policy documents remain theoretical and are impractical or not detailed in engaging real conditions and strategic issues, yet the targets are measurable despite predictive results. Change and strengthening are required in the national science and technology policy for the next period, on the basis that future research policies are encouraged to address problems and solutions to build a country based on science and technology. Indonesia requires policies involving both effective and efficient national research; therefore, the need for an integrated policy direction conveying science and technology and other related sectors, such as the health sector and food, remains vital.


Previously, science and technology policy planning in Indonesia was not equipped with data and indicators of success, having no target to achieve within a five-year period. In the coming periods, science and technology policy documents in Indonesia are issued in the form of government regulations/presidential decrees, including indicators of science and technology achievements (quantitatively) for five years.



This paper is the elaboration of research funded by Science and Technology Policy Institute Fellowship Grant 2014.


Mustangimah, M., Putera, P.B., Zulhamdani, M., Handoyo, S. and Rahayu, S. (2021), "Evaluation of the Indonesia national strategic policy of science and technology development", Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 421-442.



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