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  • De RITZ Building, Lt.5, Jalan HOS Cokroaminoto No. 91, Menteng
  • Jakarta
  • Indonesia

Why are carefully designed, sensible policies too often not adopted? When they are adopted, why do they often fail to generate development outcomes such as security, growth, and equity? And why do bad policies endure?

To discuss these issues, JDN presents guest speaker Yongmei Zhou, Program Leader of Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions at the Jakarta office of the World Bank and co-author of World Development Report 2017 on Governance and the Law. 

In this talk, Yongmei will discuss the role that Governance has on making or breaking the creation and implementation of good policy. Policy making and implementation take place in complex political and social settings, in which individuals and groups with unequal power pursue conflicting interests, often against the backdrop of rapidly changing rules. However, who is included and who is left out of the policy arena determine which policies are adopted, and their impact on people, economies and countries. 

Yongmei will share the ways in which Governance can balance power to bring about more effective policies that lead to improvements in security, growth, and equity. She will also share her first-hand experiences tackling Governance issues in Indonesia as well as in fragile and conflict-affected states.

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Doors open at 6pm, with talk beginning at 6:30pm
Guests will be seated on a First-come-First- serve policy