At the national level, INOVASI is providing support to both the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (MoECRT) and the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA), as they work on: a new national curriculum; assessment systems; teacher standards, recruitment, training, deployment and professional development; and new approaches to character education and religious moderation. In addition, INOVASI has supported the Indonesian government’s response to COVID-19 by conducting studies on learning from home in different contexts, supporting the development and implementation of the emergency curriculum, and advising on the impact of the pandemic. Together with MoECRT, MoRA, and Bappenas, INOVASI continues to strengthen collaboration at the national and subnational levels - particularly in the four partner provinces, to strengthen strategic two-way planning.

Teacher Quality Improvement
Character Education
Cross-cutting planning & policy support

The Innovation for Indonesia’s School Children (INOVASI) Program is a partnership between the Governments of Australia (GoA) and Indonesia (GoI). INOVASI includes Indonesia’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (MoECRT), Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA),  the National Development Planning Ministry (Bappenas), and sub-national partners in the provinces of West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, North Kalimantan and East Java. The Program seeks to identify and support changes to education practice, systems and policy which demonstrably accelerate improved student learning outcomes. INOVASI is managed by Palladium on behalf of The Government of Australia (GOA), through the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and formally started on 18 January 2016.

The eight-year program (2016-2023) supports selected government partners (sub-national and national) to identify and understand systemic problems impacting on teaching and learning outcomes in Indonesia and to develop and implement local solutions. The program has three focal areas for investigation: the quality of teaching in the classroom, the quality of support for teachers, and learning for all. Improved student learning outcomes in basic education provide the foundation for a more skilled Indonesian workforce that will drive economic growth and stability.


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