Yanuar Nugroho

Dr Yanuar Nugroho is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. He was the former Deputy Chief of Staff to the President of Indonesia 2015-2019. He is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Manchester, UK; senior advisor for Centre for Innovation Policy and Governance (CIPG) Indonesia; and a member of Indonesian Young Academy of Sciences (ALMI).

Articles by Yanuar Nugroho (15)

Indonesia's election commission on November 13, announced the candidates for next year's presidential vote when the world's third largest democracy is due to pick a successor to incumbent leader Joko Widodo. (Photo by Adek BERRY / AFP)

Human Capital Development Programmes in Indonesia: Electoral Gimmicks or Achievable Promises?

Yanuar Nugroho

A clear-eyed look at the various candidates’ proposals for improving Indonesia’s human capital development suggests that the devil will be in the implementation, not the targets per se.

Preventing Indonesia’s “Digitalised” Democracy from Backsliding

Yanuar Nugroho|Maria Monica Wihardja

Digital technology has played a vital role in empowering political participation and shaping political discourse in Indonesia, but more must be done to curb divisive rhetoric and disinformation — and to safeguard democracy.

Jokowi’s (Worst) Reshuffle: A Loss for the Country But Does He Gain?

Yanuar Nugroho|Julia Lau

President Joko Widodo’s cabinet reshuffle last week was a calculated move to shore up his position rather than improve policy performance.

Policy Lessons from the Cancellation of Indonesia’s Host Rights for the FIFA U-20 World Cup

Yanuar Nugroho

The fallout from Indonesia’s recent loss of its chance to host the Under-20 World Cup contains valuable lessons for its policymakers and leaders, if they choose to pay attention.

The Cianjur Earthquake Reveals the Inadequacy of Disaster Resilience in Indonesia

Yanuar Nugroho

The aftermath of the Cianjur earthquake which claimed more than 330 lives calls for Jakarta to seriously review its disaster reduction and prevention efforts. Much more needs to be done to reduce future losses.