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The purpose of MAMPU is to improve policies, regulations and government services through a partnership between inclusive coalitions of civil society organisations, and other institutions that are concerned with and committed to helping resolve gender issues in development, and Government of Indonesia. MAMPU believes that the process of advocacy in influencing policy should be supported by strong evidence and data. Therefore, research becomes an important part in MAMPU program. MAMPU produces quality research to better inform the program and share knowledge to a wider public of audience.

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Women's Collective Action for Empowerment in Indonesia

How does local collective action empower women at the grassroots? A study of local women’s collective action (WCA) commissioned by MAMPU has explored the processes of change working at the village level. Defined as the formal or informal formation and activity of groups or networks of predominantly women that aims to bring about positive changes in women’s lives, key findings shows how WCA in a village context can lead to both individual and collective empowerment measured as changes to five empowerment “assets” (human assets, financial and resource assets, agency assets, social assets, and enabling assets). Findings also show that the potential for income generation is an important enabler of participation; in the right conditions, the involvement of ‘elite’ women can be an effective strategy for change; and that ‘intermediaries’ play a crucial role in linking ‘voice’ to policy. These and other critical features that facilitate ‘quality’ groups are essential in improving the access of poor women in Indonesia to critical public services and programs.   

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Policy Oriented Research on Government Services and Law on Violence Against Women in Indonesia

This research aims to deeper learn and analyse about key lessons from previous studies in order to provide the best recommendations that can be taken by MAMPU program. This study found several key aspects playing an important role in addressing VAW: the dynamics of actors involved (national ministries and judicial bodies, UN agencies, and others/NGOs), integration services at all levels for victims of violence, as well as the lack of budget for provisioning the services of victims of violence.

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Technical Note: Is the increase in Indonesia’s 2012 maternal moratality ratio due to methodological differences?

A further study on the statistical methodology, in which outlines the method used in calculating a MMR in the 2007 and 2012 DHS data and define its components. Using the technical adjustments in statistical approach such as weighting functions and factor, this study replicate the calculation of the MMR to identify potential sources of discrepancy at each step in the process, followed with the sensitivity analysis to gauge the impact  

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Understanding the maternal mortality in Indonesia using the 2010 Population Census and 2011 Village Census

Complementing the previous Literature Review Research conducted by same authors, this study uses 2010 Indonesian Census as the primary source of data, alongside with the 2011 Village Census (PODES) as a further extent, this research develop a model that identifies significant determinants of maternal mortality in Indonesia as well as capturing the potential confounding factors. A probit model is used in this study, with maternal death as the dependent variable and the explanatory variables include the characteristics of the women, their households, and their village.  

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Understanding the Causes of Maternal Mortality in Indonesia: a review of research on the determinants and trends in maternal mortality in the Asia-Pacific Region

This report encompasses an overview through the factors related to Maternal Mortality in Indonesia using several recent literature and current evidence to bring clarity and focus to the issues. The analysis comprises of the underlying factors affecting the latest situations and the determinants of maternal deaths according to the country’s context compared to other countries of the same developmental stage. The results identify a need to reconcile the different approaches and gain greater clarity about the extent of improvement or otherwise.

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A Review of Policy-Oriented Research on the Protection of Indonesian Overseas Migrant Workers

Working overseas exposes migrant workers to serious risks. In order to generate inputs for ongoing policy and recommendations for further research, this literature review uses 22 policy-oriented research reports. This study found that factors that could cause problems on migrant workers are: a lack of clear information achieved by TKI regarding work conditions in destination country, strong dependency to sponsors, as well as the lack of supervision and law enforcement toward those responsible for TKI sending.

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Women’s Livelihoods Challenges and Economic Empowerment by MAMPU Partners and Subpartners

This report presents an analysis of the conditions of beneficiaries’ livelihoods and economic empowerment strategies by MAMPU Partners. It aims to identify different approaches MAMPU Partners and Sub Partners engage in a range of economic empowerment strategies. These include livelihood challenges and experiences among female beneficiaries, and a range of activities among partners covering different assets and dimensions of economic empowerment. The study also analyses existing gaps in the partners’ capacities to promote economic empowerment. The study uses mixed methods involving interviews with key informants (MAMPU Partners and Sub-Partners), Focus Group Discussion with female beneficiaries, and questionnaire surveys of selected beneficiaries. 

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Review of Village and Community Daycare Provision in Indonesia

The provision of daycare policies and implementation is essential, especially regarding the unsolved problems such as low participation (daycare enrolment) rates among poor, lack of government investment, and few options for teacher training remain to solve. This review aims to gain a better understanding of the regulatory and institutional framework regarding childcare and to gather the examples of how childcare is operated and funded in Indonesia.

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A Review of Policy-Oriented Research on Maternal Mortality in Indonesia

A literature review which aims to canvass the key policy oriented research to identify key knowledge gaps and priorities for future research. Based on a total of 62 publications that have undergone peer review, this review sought out issues concerning non-clinical aspects of maternal mortality undertaken between 2004 and 2014. The study identified knowledge and information gaps, such as credible measurement of MMR, unmet needs for family planning particularly among unmarried, the incidence, prevalence and impact of unsafe abortion, and adolescent reproductive health.

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Policy-oriented Research Review for Indonesian Migrant Workers Protection

Working overseas exposes migrant workers to serious risks. In order to generate inputs for ongoing policy and recommendations for further research, this literature review uses 22 policy-oriented research reports. This study found that factors that could cause problems on migrant workers are: a lack of clear information achieved by TKI regarding work conditions in destination country, strong dependency to sponsors, as well as the lack of supervision and law enforcement toward those responsible for TKI sending.

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