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’ :)
NGOs, THE INTERNET AND SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT
The case of Indonesia
Information, Communication and Society, 13(1):88-120, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TEROPONG – Mingguan Hidup, Oktober 2004
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).
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.
The Jakarta Post, 27 October 2003 : opinion & editorial
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.
OPINION & EDITORIAL – The Jakarta Post, 12 September 2003
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.