Importance of Research – Again
Apart from the limited budget due to a lack of government support, public officials rarely consider the results of research in the decision-making process. Furthermore, the country has only allocated 0.9 percent of the state budget to research, or around Rp 24 trillion (US$1.58 billion).
The importance of research in formulating government policies was reinforced in this daily in the editorial, “Social Science Research Not Yet Optimal”.
It was social sciences and humanities deputy Tri Nuke Pudjiastuti of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) who said that Indonesia lacked national development programs for the social sciences and humanities. The reason was that social science research in the country had not been developed optimally (Kompas, 24/10/2018).