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 (11)

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.

The #Bjorka Case and Ratification of Indonesia’s PDP Law: Confronting Digitalisation

Yanuar Nugroho

Jakarta faces unprecedented pressure to get Indonesia's new personal data protection (PDP) law right from the get-go, lest a notorious hacker exposes more weaknesses in governance.

Has Jokowi’s Recent Cabinet Reshuffle Sacrificed Technocratic Effectiveness for Political Consolidation? 

Yanuar Nugroho

President Jokowi’s recent Cabinet picks may not necessarily be the best persons to do their jobs. It seems the President may have prioritised consolidating power instead.

The Nusantara Project: Prospects and Challenges

Yanuar Nugroho|Dimas Wisnu Adrianto

The relocation of the Indonesian capital from Jakarta to East Kalimantan is perhaps the most ambitious government project in history. But detailed planning on how the project should be implemented should be undertaken urgently to ensure its sustainability and success.

Jokowi’s Dilemma: To Stay or To Go?

Yanuar Nugroho

Although President Jokowi has officially announced the date of the next Indonesian presidential election, there are important strategic and personal considerations that could tempt him to seek to remain in power.