Jakarta, BRIN Public Relations – The role of research in supporting the national development policies continues to be strengthened. This is demonstrated by the presence of the Deputy for Development Policy in the organizational structure of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), which will collaborate with the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) to support research-based development policies. “BRIN will collaborate with Bappenas to support research and development in the preparation of recommendations for the national development planning,” said BRIN’s Deputy Secretary for Policy and Development, Rudi Arifiyanto in his presentation in the Morning Call event at BRIN, Monday (24/1).

According to Rudi, the collaboration between BRIN and Bappenas is in accordance with the mandate of Presidential Decree No. 78 of 2021 concerning BRIN and Presidential Regulation No. 81 of 2021 concerning Bappenas. Under Presidential Decree 78/2021, BRIN is tasked with carrying out research, development, studies, implementation, invention and innovation in the context of preparing recommendation for the national development planning based on scientific studies guided by Pancasila. Meanwhile, Bappenas under Perpres 81/2021 is tasked with coordinating and formulating the national development planning policies.

Therefore, the Deputy for Development Policy has the main activities of conducting policy research, preparing policy working papers, preparing policy papers, and providing quick response analysis services for development policies. In particular, the Deputy for Development Policy at BRIN will collaborate with the Deputy for Monitoring, Evaluation and Control of Development of Bappenas, particularly in preparing research to support preparation of the RPJP and RPJM.

In carrying out its works, the Deputy for Development Policy has four directorates, namely the Directorate of Population and Culture Human Development Policy, the Directorate of Politics, Law, Defense and Security Policy, the Directorate of Manpower Economy and Regional Development Policy, and the Directorate of Environmental Development, Maritime, Natural Resources and Nuclear Energy Policy. “Each directorate is divided into implementing functions, which will be filled by researchers, engineers, policy analysts, scientific data analysts and planners,” said Rudi.

BRIN also has Deputy for Research and Innovation Policy (DKRI). This Deputy has three directorates, namely the Directorate of Policy Formulation, the Directorate of Measurement and Indicators, and the Directorate of Policy Evaluation. “The Deputy for Research and Innovation Policy has the task of formulating and stipulating policies in the field of research and innovation,” said Deputy Secretary for Research and Innovation Policy, Yudho Baskoro.

Yudho said that the policy on research and innovation covers two aspects, namely, the master plan for advancement of science and technology and the roadmap for research, development, studies, application, invention and innovation, organization of nuclear power, to organization of space.

In supporting the tasks and functions, Yudho explained that his division has set a business process as a cycle to provide services, especially in research and innovation policy for internal purpose. This is done by redefining the issue, exploring the situation, analyzing problems, providing solutions and policy recommendations as well as testing solution.

Yudho said that the DKRI as a research and innovation policy laboratory is expected to provide various services on policy issues in the form of policy briefs, policy memos and policy papers until issuance of regulations and policies. “To provide services, we have assigned an account manager with function to communicate and coordinate service provision, we hope that in the next few months it will be able to run,” he hoped. (jml)