We produce a range of research and analysis in support of innovation in development
In reponse to the COVID-19 pandemic, Saraswati initiated a six-month Tracking Survey on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Development Sector in Indonesia. We also conducted in-depth scanario planning in support of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
In 2019, Saraswati collaborated with Australian DFAT in a Reflection Exercise About Australian Support to Central Sulawesi. This Reflection Exercise focused on the three-month period of emergency assistance following the September 2018 earthquake and included facilitation of two “hybrid” Design Sprint workshops in Jakarta and Palu to assist partners in mapping out the process of their response and key pain points along the way. Our analysis helped inform DFAT’s disaster management program. Based on this research, we continued by collaborating with DFAT, Palladium, and Indonesia’s Disaster Management Agency, BNPB, to conduct a needs analysis on data for disaster management with a focus on COVID-19 data.
Saraswati has conducted a range of other research: from supporting the UN's data strategy in Indonesia to promoting a Sustainable Innovation Ecosystem in East Java, better understanding issues of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in Indonesia, and assessing the risks of social media for Indonesia's local elections. In supporting The Asia Foundation and Google to launch the Partnership for Online Platforms and Sustainable Development (PopsDev), we contributed over 40 blogs and articles on innovation and development.