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2012

Assignment Name Support to BAPPENAS on Financial inclusion.. Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country : DIY Yogyakarta (Yogya), West Sumatera (Padang), Central of Sumatera (Semarang), East Nusa Tenggara (Kupang)

Name of Client : USAID-SEADI Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Nunung Nuryartono as Project Director/ Coordinator
Narrative Description of Project  :  Concerning on the provision of financial services to the vulnerable and disadvantage groups at an affordable cost, financial regulators from more than 20 countries have made financial inclusion commitments under the “Maya Declaration”. Besides those declarations, a comprehensive approach to financial inclusion addresses at least three aspects: access to financial services and products; usage of financial services and products; and quality of financial services and products, defined by consumer ability to benefit from new financial services and products (and linked to consumer protection and financial capability) (Worldbank, 2012).Therefore, the main research question is how to promote financial inclusion in Indonesia? Related to the existing community empowerment and anti poverty program, that is PNPM, another main question is how could this program be improved in order to have significant contribution on financial inclusion? Therefore the main objectives of the study are providing assessment on:1) the state of financial inclusion in Indonesia, and identifies constraints, opportunities, and priorities for significantly improving access to finance; 2) expanding the existing community empowerment and anti poverty program, PNPM for greater financial inclusion.
Assignment Name Potential and Need Assessment Survey of PT Gunung Bara Utama Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country : Bogor

Name of Client : PT. Gunung Bara Utama Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Nunung Nuryartono as Project Director/ Coordinator
Narrative Description of Project  :  Paradigm of sustainable development as the most inspiration to manage the entity of business is a triple bottom line of economic, social and environment. In the development context, now days the company not only faced with the responsibility of which only on single bottom line (corporate value) but also the social and environment dimension. Furthermore, the PT. Gunung Bara Utama (GBU) need to conduct a research of potential and need assessment to achieve the main objective of sustainability in the business activities and the convention of exploration.

2011

Assignment Name Comparative Study on Regulation and Supervision of Non-Bank Landers. Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country : Bogor

Name of Client : SEADI Mazars Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Nunung Nuryartono acts as Project Team Leader to lead and manage the assignment.
Narrative Description of Project :  :  Comparative Study on Regulation and Supervision of Non-Bank Landers.The main research question is how to strengthen and improve capacity of Bureau Financing and Guarantee Bapepam-LK in implementation of regulation and supervision of the market participants in Indonesia?In particular, we further conduct comparative studies on regulation and supervision issues in the selected peer countries to draw implications for the development in Indonesia. Taking stock of the current regulation and supervision landscape is important to promote more understanding of different systems and instruments, providing a basis for more intensive and better learning.The special focus is also put on the differences of the Indonesian regulatory and supervisory practices compared to selected peer countries. Besides that, the gap of the lacking presence of the regulatory and supervisory practice of Indonesia compared to the selected peer countries will be discussed.  This will provide better advice the development of the Indonesian regulatory and supervisory framework.

2010

Assignment NameMortgage Insurance Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country : Jakarta

Name of Client : Ministry of Public Housing Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Iman Sugema as Team Leader
Narrative Description of Project :  This research is aim to analyze feasibility of mortgage insurance as technical support for increasing home ownership. Activities through the Home Ownership Loan Mortgage Insurance is an activity undertaken to formulate supporting housing finance instruments for the low and medium income mortgages through mortgage insurance to financial institutions with due regard to the affordability factor of the debt or/and the health of financial institutions in accordance with relevant regulations that apply in order to create a healthy housing finance and develop.

2009

Assignment Name : Indonesia Microfinance Industry Mapping Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country : Jakarta

Name of Client: World Bank Group (International Finance Corporation) Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Iman Sugema as a Team Leader
Narrative Description of Project :   The objectives of the Microfinance Industry Mapping are to:1) Provide a comprehensive review/mapping of the microfinance market in Indonesia, which should include at a minimum the number and type of FIs serving MSMEs, the size of individual market players as well as the industry as a whole, and the extent of customer outreach, among other relevant findings. 2)Assist IFC, in terms of both investment and advisory services, to develop a focused list of potential client FIs with whom to work to increase outreach to MSMEs.Base on the objectives, it is expected that the study will be able to provide a comprehensive review/mapping of the microfinance market in Indonesia which will be presented in a comprehensive report.  Moreover, we will conduct analysis of mapping results and formulating recommendation regarding the most attractive potential client banks for IFC taking into account IFC’s selection criteria, potential for expansion, as well as activities of other investors, donors, and/or international organizations.
Assignment Name : Economic Impact of HPAI Indonesia Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country : Jakarta

Name of Client: World International Livestock Research Institute Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Iman Sugema as a Team Leader
Narrative Description of Project :

1.      Collecting literature review

2.      Modelling data with CGE, multimarket models and SAMs

3.      Make draft report

4.      Final report and recommendation of policies

Assignment Name : Jakarta Poultry Market Restructuring as part of the FAO Avian Influenza Control Programme in Indonesia Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country : Jakarta

Name of Client : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Iman Sugema as a Team Leader
Narrative Description of Project :   HPAI H5N1 virus has occurred more frequently in greater Jakarta than any other urban area in the world. In respond, the provincial government of DKI Jakarta passed a regulation on 24 April 2007 banning the rearing, movement and slaughtering of live poultry. This project was analyze the constrain and opportunities related to the ban on the import, processing and sale of live chickens in DKI Jakarta and recommend measures to reduce the negative impact of the ban on critical stakeholders
Assignment Name : Effects of Biofuel on Agricultural Development, Food Security, Poverty and the Environment in Indonesia Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country : Province of Lampung, Province of East Kalimantan and Province of East Nusa Tenggara

Name of Client : The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) (FAO) Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Iman Sugema as a Team Leader
Narrative Description of Project :  Indonesia has adopted various policies for biofuel development in response to a growing scarcity of fossil fuel, its rising price and with the objectives of contributing to agricultural development and poverty reduction. Despite the interest in biofuel, there are many areas that are under-researched and because of this there is no good basis on which policies for its promotion can be formulated. There is also a lot of concerns about Indonesia’s environment related with improving biofuel in Indonesia. Against to the background, the goal of the project is to help Indonesia policy makers and other stakeholders put together a coherent set of policies on biofuel development based on a systematic and rigorous assessment of the effect of biofuel development on food security and the environment in the context of Indonesia’s political economy environment.
Assignment Name : Improving Market Opportunities; Indonesian Avian Influenza Surveillance and Control Project; Household Surveys Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of HPAI in Indonesia Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country : Cirebon, Kulon Progo, Semarang

Name of Client : International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Iman Sugema as a Team Leader
Narrative Description of Project :   This project was analyze the cost-effectiveness of HPAI control Strategies which has implemented in selected sites in the country. This analysis especially to evaluate the vaccination program currently implemented in selected districts. The result was provided easily understood findings of inform to the development of an effective HPAI control program.
Assignment Name : Improving Market Opportunities; World Bank Indonesia Operation Research; Impact Assessment of HPAI Control Measures (Vaccination Strategies) on Livelihood within Indonesia Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country : Cirebon, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Kulon Progo

Name of Client : International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Nunung Nuryartono as Project Director/ Coordinator
Narrative Description of Project :  This project was focused on assessing the impacts on local livelihood in relation to the vaccination process being implemented in selected sites in the country. The objective of this study is understood the incentives and disincentives to participant in HPAI vaccination program from a livelihoods perspective. The study was identified strategies to enhance the relevance, acceptability and ownership of HPAI vaccination programs by small farmers. 
Assignment NameImproving Market Opportunities;Pro-Poor HPAI Risk Reduction Strategy Project; Analysis of The Qualitative Information (PRA Workshop) on The Impact of HPAI on People’s Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country : Bogor

Name of Client : International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Nunung Nuryartono as Project Director/ Coordinator
Narrative Description of Project :  The Project was implemented in Indonesia in Bogor Kabupaten, consisting in 4 districts. The project aims to address existing knowledge gaps, as well as urgent needs that may emerge during the project’s life, by drawing together existing information and supplementing it. The goal of the project was smallholder poultry enterprises and poultry market in regions affected or at risk of HPAI, which minimize the potential spread of HPAI to human, the purpose being to assist decision makers in developing evidence based pro-poor HPAI control measures at national and international levels. The focus of this report is on Implication of HPAI on livelihoods, intra-house dynamics and household food security on the pro-poor communities of Bogor region in Indonesia

2008

Assignment Name : Islamic Organisations and Women’s Empowerment in Indonesia arly Warning System (Survey on Property Industry) Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country: Jakarta

Name of Client: University of Adelaide, Australia Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Iman Sugema as a Team Leader
Narrative Description of Project :   Women’s empowerment is recognized as crucial to development, leading to improved health and educational outcomes of household members.  In many Muslim countries, Islamic organizations are involved in various areas of development and are important agents of social change.  As many Islamic organizations have activities targeted towards women, a key issue is to understand how Islamic organizations affect women’s empowerment.The research aims to provide a better understanding of the role of Islamic women’s organisations in empowering women.  The findings should have important policy implications regarding how the state, international funding agencies, and Islamic organizations can work together to foster gender equality and women’s empowermentThe project aims to investigate how Islamic organisations contribute to the empowerment of women in Indonesia using quantitative approach.  The project centres on the collection of household survey data and the empirical analysis of the data.By designing the questionnaires the researchers will be able to collect data on economic and social behaviour that are directly relevant to the research question.  The researchers will employ rigorous microeconometric methods to empirically analyse the data to try and understand how Islamic organisations function and how they affect women’s empowerment.
Assignment Name  : Mapping Profile of BPR in the Context of BPR Stratification Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country : Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tanggerang, Bekasi, Banten, Medan, Palembang, Padang, Semarang, Bandung, Surabaya, Denpasar, Banjarmasin dan Makassar

Name of Client: University of Adelaide, Australia Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Iman Sugema as a Team Leader
Narrative Description of Project :   BPR has an important role in providing financial access to the Indonesian people, especially small businesses, medium and micro enterprises (SMEs). An important role has not been supported by policies and appropriate regulatory system because the principle of the regulation and supervision that is based on a one size fits all. While BPR has a diversity of conditions both in terms of deployment location, capital, assets or capabilities and capacity of human resources and technology. This prompted the need for research on the classification (stratification) of BPR that can be used as the basis of policy adjustment and monitoring system based on stratification BPR.The purpose of this study is: 1) Map the BPR industry based profiles / characteristics, risks, capacities and needs of the customers. 2) Assign categories and indicators to achieving stratification strata of BPR industry. 3) Conduct a review of the policy settings (institutional, operational and prudential BPR, as well as surveillance systems) corresponding strata BPR. 4) Provide recommendations BPR development strategies need to be implemented in each stratum BPR.

2007

Assignment Name : Banking Intermediation Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country: Jakarta

Name of Client: Central Bank of Indonesia (Bank Indonesia) Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Iman Sugema as Team Leader
Narrative Description of Project :  This research related to banking intermediation to provide input to Bank Indonesia as the regulator so that they can encourage the national banking industry plays its role well, such as facilitating the process of intermediation to the real sector, and policies issued or facilitatating the provision of specific sectors, providing guidance to foreign-owned banks to be more involved in economic development, and coordination with the government in revitalizing and improving the efficiency of state-owned banks. From this research will be obtained any information which becomes a major obstacle both in the banking and real sector and what is expected and required by both parties, especially that could facilitated by Bank Indonesia.The research aims to assess the constraints and find an alternative solution to the problem of banking disintermediation : (1) issues lead to credit distribution to the real sector has not been optimal, (2) the movement of loanable funds, (3) completion of solutions of which is used by Bank Indonesia in making policy.
Assignment Name : BPR Efficiency Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country: Jakarta

Name of Client: Central Bank of Indonesia (Bank Indonesia) Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Iman Sugema as Team Leader
Narrative Description of Project : BPR has a critical role in providing financial access to the Indonesian people, especially small businesses, medium and micro enterprises (SMEs). BPR industry with a high degree of efficiency is needed because it has a positive impact on other sectors. To determine the level of efficiency of BPR, it is necessary to do research on “Rural Bank Efficiency “. Objectives of the study:General Purpose: 1) Formulate a concept of assessing and improving the efficiency of BPR in order towards the realization of the vision of development BPR. 2) Evaluating the efficiency and health of BPR. 3) Formulate policy recommendations that need to be taken either by the BPR and Central Bank of Indonesia that lead to the steps in order to prevent the occurrence of operational inefficiencies in BPR.
Assignment Name : Productive Business Loans without Physical Collateral of Rural Banks Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country: Indonesia

Name of Client: Central Bank of Indonesia (Bank Indonesia) Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Iman Sugema as Team Leader
Narrative description of the project:  The feasibility of Productive Business Loans without Physical Collateral of Rural Banks in Indonesia.
Research in the field of micro business capitalization with improving a product can increase the role of BPR in an increase of micro-business to accelerate the economic growth. The purpose of the research on the perception of non-cash payments in Indonesia, among others: 1) The efforts by BPR in order to expand the range of services to SMEs while maintaining credit quality and the obstacles encountered in implementing it. 1) The main consideration factor to analyze of feasibility of BPR. 2) BPR efforts in ensuring the security of credit (how large a portion of collateral in determining the approval or denial of credit). 3) Type of collateral required for each loan classification by sector, type of use and scale. 4) Create a model/best scheme including credit limit can be carried out by BPR in providing productive business credit without physical collateral but still produce a low NPL. 5) Provide policy recommendations and Central Bank of Indonesia regulations that need to be enhanced BPR to facilitate productive business in lending unsecured physical
Assignment Name : Survey on Saving Composition Used in Payment Activity Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country: Jakarta

Name of Client: Central Bank of Indonesia (Bank Indonesia) Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Iman Sugema act as a Team Leader to lead and manage the assignment.
Narrative Description of Project : Research in the field of composition of savings related with re-definitions of the indicators M1 and M2 money supply to study the movement of M1 and M2. The purpose of the research on Saving Composition Survey in Indonesia, among others: 1) Identify the composition of communities’ savings in the bank for the purpose of payment including a regional profile; 2) Provide information a composition of APMK use for cash and non-cash transactions; 3) Provide an overview the use of APMK for the implementation of the non-cash economic transactions; 4) Identify the preferences of the types of banking products: current accounts, time deposits, savings deposits (including deposits and foreign currency deposits).
Assignment Name : Indonesian Vision 2030 Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country: Jakarta

Name of Client: Central Bank of Indonesia (Bank Indonesia) Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Iman Sugema act as a Team Leader to lead and manage the assignment.
Narrative Description of Project : Economic improvement in Indonesia since the economic crisis in 1998 has begun to be felt. It can be seen of GDP growth shows a positive value, but still not significantly affect the overall economy. One of the factors that indicated a factor of economic development does not optimal is the absence of a clear and concrete vision for economic development. To realize this vision, the necessary research includes the manufacture of grand design strategies in the banking sub-sector, financial services and capital markets in 2030. It is expected to lead a better economic order through the financial sector.The purpose of the Indonesian Vision 2030 Study is: 1) To formulate a long-term vision of the Indonesian economy development in the sub-sector of banking, financial services and capital markets are concrete and measurable. 2) Formulate long-term strategic plans in the banking sub-sector, financial services and capital markets in Indonesia. 3) Construct a midd-term stage plan of development as attainment targets every five years
Assignment Name : Improving Economic Outcomes for Smallholders Growing Teak in Agroforestry System in Indonesia Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country: Jakarta

Name of Client: Central Bank of Indonesia (Bank Indonesia) Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Iman Sugema act as a Team Leader to lead and manage the assignment.
Narrative Description of Project InterCAFE IPB collaborative scientist was share responsibilities with CIFOR and other partner scientists in achieving the whole project objectives. InterCAFE taken major responsibility to achieve the objectives of “To identify and design financing schemes that provide incentives for small holder participation in profitable teak production”. The goal that has been achieved is built an embryo of small microfinance for the teak farmer as a tool for them to find out their financial scheme from them, by them for them to get a sustainable livelihood especially in food system
Assignment Name : Early Warning System (Survey on Property Industry) Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country: Jakarta

Name of Client: Central Bank of Indonesia (Bank Indonesia) Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Iman Sugema as a Team Leader
Narrative Description of Project : Due to the importance of the property and real estate industry, both for the economy and financial stability, it is very crucial to study the industry continuously from time to time. This research is conducted to explore the property and real estate industry in Indonesia. The research’s aims are: 1) To develop a model which can be used to get an early warning system for the negative impact of property and real estate industry to the financial system stability. 2) To study the financing scheme in the property and real estate industry. 3) To study the expectation of the stakeholders (developers, banking and consumers) about the prospect of property and real estate industry in the future, and 4) To formulate the policy implication and the direction of the future research concerning financial stability.

2006

Assignment Name : Perception surveys, Preferences and Behavior Society and the Institute Service Provider Of Non-Cash Payment System Country: Indonesia

Location within Country: Jakarta

Name of Client:Central Bank of Indonesia Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Iman Sugema as Team Leader
Narrative Description of Project : In Indonesia, the two largest religious organizations are the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), and the Muhammadiyah.  There are also a number of smaller Islamic organizations operating in all regions in the country. Both the NU and the Muhammadiyah, together with many other smaller Islamic organizations, provide religious schools generally known as Madrassah.  “Madrassah” has two meanings in Indonesia, a day-school that provides Islamic instruction and a school within a pesantren (an Islamic boarding school) that provides the non-religious portion of the curriculum.Given the important roles of religious organizations in Indonesia, the proposed study of how religious organizations impact on the effectiveness of local governance is a new and exciting research agenda. The collaborative project aims are to Analyze religious organizations affect the level of social capital in a community, Analyze religious organizations, and in particular their provision of Madrassahs, affect local governance, and Impose concrete policy lessons can we derive regarding how the state and religious organizations can work together to improve the effectiveness of local governance
Assignment Name : Perception surveys, Preferences and Behavior Society and the Institute Service Provider Of Non-Cash Payment System Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country: Jakarta

Name of Client: Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Iman Sugema as Team Leader
Narrative Description of Project : Research in the field of non-cash payment instruments related with the development of the product will facilitate financial transactions more efficient, safe, and easy to use by the public. The scope of this research consists of identifying the market potential both in terms of the readiness of the general public, business and banking, as well as the feasibility of the application of non-cash payment products in Indonesia.The purpose of the research on the perception of non-cash payments in Indonesia are :1) Identify the characteristics and behaviors of the community and users of non-cash transactions and entrepreneurs. 2) Describe the perceptions, preferences and behavior towards non-cash payment systems and their constraints faced. 3) Analyze the factors and determinants forming preferences and behavior of the community and entrepreneurs for products of non-cash payment instruments.
Assignment Name : Study on Regional Economic for Lippo Bank Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country: Jakarta

Name of Client: PT. Bank Lippo Tbk Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Iman Sugema as Team Leader
Narrative Description of Project : Lippo Bank is one of the top banks in Indonesia which had IDR 29.1 trillion of total assets. The competition between national banking is increasingly requiring Lippo Bank to compete with others bank in order to give a service excellent to their consumer. Therefore, Lippo Bank is necessary to conduct a study regarding regional economic development to face of the competitive challenge. The aims of the study following :a) Comprehensive analysis of the demographic situation and the regional economic structure b) Analysis of the main sector / sub-sectors / activities that have important contribution to regional economic development c) List of major companies and entrepreneurs with a comprehensive and informative review. d) Determining the potential region for opening a branch office of Bank Lippo.
Assignment Name : Impact of decentralization on regional economic performance. Country:  Indonesia

Location within Country: Jakarta

Name of Client: Central Bank of Indonesia (Bank Indonesia) Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Iman Sugema as Team Leader
Narrative Description of Project :  The general objective of this study focused on analyzing the impact of fiscal decentralization on the performance of the regional economy and regional financial sector. The aims of the study folllowing are are: 1) Reviewing the average fiscal gap faced by counties and cities throughout Indonesia. 2) Assess the opinions and expectations of the public, private and local policy makers on the implementation of fiscal decentralization policy. 3) Analyze the impact of fiscal decentralization on the performance of the regional economy, local government finance, and financial sector in the region.

2005

Assignment Name The Paradox of Growth and Unemployment : Existance, Implication and Solution Country : Indonesia

Location within Country: Jakarta

Name of Client:Central Bank of Indonesia Name of senior professional staff of function performed: Iman Sugema as Team Leader
Narrative Description of Project : This study aims to identify the existence paradox of growth and unemployment in Indonesia and analyze the factors. Expected outputs of this study are: Description the paradox of growth and unemployment that ever existed in the Indonesian economy since Orde Baru period, and its policies and/ or events that followed, impact that caused by each shock may have on some major macroeconomic variables, and solutions