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artikel di journal Foresight Rusia

Sunday, 30 October 2011 Leave a comment

Saya tak menyangka bahwa tulisan kolaborasi metodologis eksperimentatif menggabungkan Social Network Analysis ke dalam metodologi Foresight yang dimuat di Jurnal “foresight” tahun 2009 kini menjadi banyak didiskusikan. Saya dan co-author saya, Ozcan Saritas, diundang ke banyak konferensi dan seminar untuk mempresentasikan tulisan ini. Nampaknya ketertarikan (dan kritik) banyak orang pada tulisan tersebut terletak pada dua hal: (1) bagaimana kami ‘nekat’ menggabungkan kedua metode tersebut, dan/atau (2) data yang dan temuan yang ‘menghentak’ :)

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Localising the global, globalising the local: The role of the internet in shaping globalisation discourse in Indonesian NGOs

Friday, 30 July 2010 Leave a comment

Journal of International Development, Early-cite, DOI: 10.1002/jid.1733

Yanuar Nugroho


Globalisation arguably brings about socio-economic development but the distribution of these benefits is unequal. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), whose growth has often been closely linked with globalisation, have been outspoken regarding this inequality. Despite clear linkages between NGOs and globalisation, there has been little research aiming at understanding how NGOs engage with the issue of globalisation itself. Using the case of Indonesia, this study aims to uncover how NGOs utilise the Internet to respond to globalisation-related issues. NGOs should understand global issues in their local contexts and rearticulate more saliently for their beneficiaries. Technology can serve this purpose when used strategically. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

NGOs, the Internet and Sustainable Development

Friday, 12 February 2010 1 comment

The case of Indonesia

Information, Communication and Society, 13(1):88-120, 2010

Yanuar Nugroho

Today sustainable rural development is of paramount importance in Indonesian development. Yet, different social actors have different perspectives on it. Non-government organizations (NGOs) in Indonesia have established themselves in pivotal positions in the social, economic and political landscape across the country, and a large amount of their work has been connected with development in the rural sector. But, there has been little attempt to understand how NGOs in Indonesia, particularly rural NGOs, engage with the issue of sustainable rural development itself. Since rural development is one of the oldest issues to be discussed among activists, since the early days of Indonesian NGOs, it is interesting to see how they understand the issue of sustainability in rural development and rural reform. An empirical study was conducted recently to see how some Indonesian NGOs, in their endeavour to respond to and broaden the discourse, utilize Internet technology. The study employs a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches to build a detailed story about how different organizations working in rural development deploy strategies to deal with the issue. By doing so, it aspires to contribute to the advancement of theory relating to the efficacy of the Internet as a tool for social reform and sustainable development by taking Indonesia as a case study.

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Incorporating network perspectives in foresight: A methodological proposal

Friday, 27 November 2009 3 comments

Foresight (2009), Volume 11(6): 21-41
Yanuar Nugroho and Ozcan Saritas


Purpose – A particular feature that makes foresight powerful is its capability to learn from past trends to help guide decision-making for future policy. However, in studying both past and future trends, network perspectives are often missing. Since networks are capable of revealing the structure that underpins relationships between stakeholders, key issues and actions in the past, they are powerful to help envisage the future. The purpose of this paper is to propose a methodological framework to incorporate network analysis in foresight.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper develops a generic framework to incorporate network analysis into foresight’s five stages. Trends identified by respondents of the Big Picture Survey are used to demonstrate how we operationalize this framework.

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Microfinance and Innovation: Are we reinventing the Wheel?

Friday, 27 November 2009 Leave a comment

I had an opportunity to co-author with my ex supervisor Professor Ian Miles to write an opinion in the world magazine MicrofinanceInsights. The piece appears in the latest edition (Vol 15, Nov/Dec 2009). I quote the editorial’s comment:

Innovation: Are we Reinventing the Wheel?

In this issue, we look at different innovations—product, technology, and financial—that are adding value and efficiency to the sector. In our Commentary, Ian Miles and Yanuar Nugroho of the University of Manchester, argue that microfinance is now poised to bridge the gap between the privileged and the bottom of the pyramid, with the help of innovations that bear no resemblance to the Wall Street machinations that helped bring the global economy to its knees. In our cover story, Stephen Hodgson of Redport International and Yana Watson of Dalberg Global Development Advisors, question the nature of innovation that has taken place in microfinance to date; cite examples from the annals of financial history that could work well when applied to microfinance; and conclude that the sector might be better served if it adopts models that have been tried and tested in other spheres of finance. The issue brims with examples of innovations that work—from mobile technology in India to financial education for Mongolian teenagers to ATM-style kiosks in Georgia—and ones that don’t, such as the Business Correspondent system, which has faltered in India. In this issue’s Survey, our team polled 180 microfinance institutions about how Information & Communication Technology has influenced their work. You will also find the results of a Reader Survey we conducted in September to gauge what our audience thinks of Microfinance Insights so we can tailor the content to suit their preferences.

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Growing green: Venture capital support for clean technology

Friday, 27 November 2009 Leave a comment

InnoGRIPS Newsletter No. 9, October 2009

by Jennifer Hayden and Yanuar Nugroho
Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Global venture capital has been hit hard by the recession, dampening the prospects for many would-be start-ups at just the time when job creation and innovation are badly needed. Venture capital plays a critical role in funding the risky, early stages that other forms of finance often shy away from. Fund managers bring a mix of expertise and capital to guide a good idea to fruition with the goal of reaping large pay-offs at the IPO, but more often than not the venture fails – a risk that traditional funding bodies will not take on board. The success of the venture capital industry is important because it acts as a catalyst for innovation in the economy and can be critical in bringing course-altering technologies to the fore1. It is promising then that global venture capital is addressing itself to the grand challenge of climate change through its support of green technologies.

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krisis global tak berdampak ke TKI di inggris? yang bener aja …

Saturday, 7 February 2009 9 comments

siang sampai sore hari ini saya mendapat telepon dari tanah air beberapa kali. kalau tak salah hitung, ada 8 atau 9 kali, dari orang yang berbeda-beda dan dua diantaranya dari media massa. ada kemiripan semua isi telepon itu. awalnya, semua bertanya, “apa benar tak ada dampak krisis ekonomi saat ini di inggris?“. saya jawab, “tidak benar“. lalu saya tanya balik, “kenapa?” lalu dijawab, “kompas yang bilang itu“. saya menukas, “ngawur itu. sudah pasti kompas salah.” lalu ditanggapi lagi, “lha ini dari wawancara mereka yang bekerja di ingris kok“. lalu saya menukas lagi, “lha yang diwawancarai yang nggak ngerti situasinya.” lalu yang bikin saya shock, “lha bukannya kamu juga diwawancarai?”

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FSPI: Stand by your people, G33 Ministers!

Tuesday, 20 March 2007 2 comments

Earlier today, 20 March 2007, the G33 Meeting was kicked-off in Jakarta. Various Indonesian civil society groups worry that the meeting will be intervened by other interests, especially WTO — indicated by the (unnecessary) presence of Pascal Lamy –and some other developed countries’ representatives– at the meeting. FSPI, one of the civil society coalitions organised a rally to ‘welcome’ the meeting today. Mohammed Ikhwan of FSPI reported below.

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Mencerna Kondisi Sosial Dunia

Thursday, 15 September 2005 1 comment

Media Indonesia – OPINI – 15 September 2005

Yanuar Nugroho

MUNGKIN karena riuh rendah persoalan ekonomi, politik, dan sosial di Tanah Air hari-hari ini, banyak dari kita tak tahu saat PBB merilis laporannya 25 Agustus lalu.

Padahal, laporan berjudul The World Social Situation: Inequality Predicament (‘Situasi Sosial Dunia: Parahnya Ketimpangan’) ini amat penting untuk diketahui. Mengapa?

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Wajah Ganda Pembangunan

Tuesday, 23 November 2004 Leave a comment

Media Indonesia – OPINI – 23 Nopember 2004

Yanuar Nugroho

MINGGU lalu, Bank Dunia baru saja merilis laporan tahunan tentang status pembangunan dunia tahun 2005 yang berjudul A Better Investment Climate for Everyone (Iklim Investasi yang Lebih Baik bagi Semua) (World Development Report 2005). Apa isi laporan ini? Ringkasnya, sektor bisnis swasta baik skala kecil, menengah, ataupun besar, memegang peranan penting dalam pembangunan saat ini karena ia mendorong pertumbuhan ekonomi yang sangat dibutuhkan untuk mengurangi kemiskinan.

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Agenda Kita

Saturday, 30 October 2004 Leave a comment

TEROPONG – Mingguan Hidup, Oktober 2004

Yanuar Nugroho

Langkah SBY-JK dengan membentuk “Kabinet Indonesia Bersatu” (Kabintu) tak semulus yang diperkirakan. Baru bertahta beberapa hari memimpin negeri, sudah banyak kerikil tajam merintangi. Jutaan rakyat memelototi koran dan tivi, memburu tiap langkah para menteri, menanti janji yang mungkin akan sulit dipenuhi. Mungkin terlalu dini untuk menilai, tetapi nampaknya ada tanda tanya besar menghantui. Yang jelas, sosok presiden yang digandrungi ibu-ibu pecandu sinetron ini dianggap gagal memilih para menteri. Kabinetnya dinilai kabinet hasil “dagang sapi” (Kompas, 23-26/10/04, Bisnis Indonesia 22/10/04, Sinar Harapan, 23/10/04).

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Rethinking Globalization: Nirvana or Armageddon?

Monday, 5 January 2004 2 comments

Opinion & Editorial, The Jakarta Post, Monday, January 05, 2004
by Yanuar Nugroho,

Globalization remains a paradox up to today in our world. It brings about dramatic economic growth and advancement of technology, but at the same time also causes unprecedented human and ecological problems. Anthony Giddens (1999) describes this situation as being like a runaway “juggernaut” with all of us being trapped in it — neither able to control the course nor to stop it. We may become wealthier and have a better life, but we also suffer from the “manufactured risks” like new diseases, computer viruses, etc.

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Fear and loathing of agrarian modernization

Monday, 27 October 2003 Leave a comment

The Jakarta Post, 27 October 2003 : opinion & editorial

Yanuar Nugroho

During the international trade talks last month in Cancun, Mexico, South Korean leader of its farmers’ and fishers’ union, Lee Kyung-hae, 54, stabbed himself at a violent protest. The former lawmaker, who later died, had earlier climbed a high security fence and waved a banner that read “WTO kills farmers”.

With regard to the controversy upon his death, he may have been correct in addressing that concern.

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Health issue: The art of playing God?

Friday, 12 September 2003 Leave a comment

OPINION & EDITORIAL – The Jakarta Post, 12 September 2003
Yanuar Nugroho

Having less money means less opportunity to survive — to keep alive. We are in a world in which death and life are no longer “natural,” but “manufactured.

The association of pharmaceutical industries in the United States, PhRMA, quoting last year’s World Health Organization report, describes how diseases quickly and harshly kill people — 4 million people die annually due to respiratory infection, 2.2 million from typhus-cholera-dysentery, 1.7 million from tuberculosis, 1 million from malaria, 900,000 from blood-fever and 3 million from AIDS-related diseases.

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Trade: A market fundamentalism (Part 2 of 2)

Friday, 25 July 2003 Leave a comment

The Jakarta Post – OPINION & EDITORIAL – Friday, July 25, 2003
by Yanuar Nugroho,

There is series of issues called the “Singapore Issues” or “New Issues” to be launched at Cancun, that consist of the issues of investment policy, competition policy, transparency in government procurement and trade facilitation.

Actually, investment policy will be the only new issue at Cancun. How important is this issue?

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Kekuasaan Bisnis – Target Baru Demokrasi

Monday, 16 June 2003 Leave a comment

TEROPONG – Mingguan Hidup, Juni 2003

oleh Yanuar Nugroho

Ketika kita mendengar para investor, pengusaha, direktur dan manajer berkata, “… tugas kami bagi bangsa ini adalah menciptakan lapangan kerja,” kita perlu waspada. Rasanya, ungkapan itu salah kaprah. Mengapa? Karena mencampuradukkan antara ‘akibat’ dan ‘tujuan’. Lebih jelasnya: tak ada pemodal yang berbisnis untuk menciptakan lapangan kerja. Ia berbisnis untuk mengejar laba dan menumpuk uang. Itulah motif utama, itulah ‘tujuannya’. Nah, bahwa untuk mengejar tujuan itu ratusan bahkan ribuan lapangan kerja dibuka, itu adalah ‘akibat’, bukan tujuan.

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The inner sanctus of trade, stopping unfair practices

Saturday, 17 May 2003 Leave a comment

The Jakarta Post, Saturday 17 May 2003, OPINION & EDITORIAL

by Yanuar Nugroho

Business nowadays is no different than what it was before, except that it is now so widespread and is such a powerful force. And what lies at the heart of business? Trade.

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Menyoal Kekuasaan Modal

Friday, 16 May 2003 Leave a comment

TEROPONG – Mingguan Hidup, Mei 2003

oleh Yanuar Nugroho

Pernahkah di suatu hari yang cerah Anda mengenakan kacamata hitam? Apa yang nampak? Bagaimana dunia terlihat oleh Anda? Semuanya mungkin tampak ‘teduh’, ‘kelabu’, walaupun sebenarnya matahari bersinar dengan teriknya membakar kulit. Itulah kekuatan kacamata hitam. Dan sekali orang merasa nyaman dengan itu, ia enggan menanggalkannya.

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Rethinking development – pain or gain? (Part 2 of 2)

Friday, 9 May 2003 Leave a comment

The Jakarta Post, Friday, May 09, 2003 – OPINION & EDITORIAL

by Yanuar Nugroho,

A second lesson is that development must be sustainable and environmentally sound. If economic development destroys the earth’s natural resource base in the process, it is self-defeating. But, this is what is happening.

The soil is being depleted, with nearly two million hectares of land worldwide eroded and some areas facing sharp losses in productivity. One-fifth of all tropical forests have been cleared, reaching a total loss of nearly 200 million hectares between 1980 and 1995.

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Rethinking development – pain or gain? (Part 1 of 2)

Thursday, 8 May 2003 1 comment

The Jakarta Post, Thursday, May 08, 2003 – OPINION & EDITORIAL

by Yanuar Nugroho,

Over the past 30 years, 2 billion people were added to the world’s population, mostly in developing countries registering substantial gains in human welfare that accompanied their growth. There was a halving of the infant mortality rate in low and middle income countries, from 11 percent of live births to 6 percent, as well as a drop in illiteracy among adults from 47 to 25 percent, and for women in particular, from 57 to 32 percent.

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