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IPD | Indonesia’s Institute for Peace and Democracy – from strength to strength |
June 2013

  ^ Sarah Jones
  ^ Paul Rowland

Since its inception in 2008 Indonesia’s Institute for Peace and Democracy (IPD) has been an important partner organisation for CDI. We have worked closely with IPD’s Director Dr Ketut Erawan and his staff to develop joint training and research activities and to strengthen IPD’s organisational capacity.

In November 2011 we drew together the threads of our organisational development support by recruiting an adviser, Sarah Jones, to work full-time with IPD to help guide improvements to IPD’s program development and management systems. Ms Jones has provided high quality assistance to Dr Erawan and his team and been instrumental in helping manage IPD’s deepening relationships with other development partners.

We were pleased recently to further enhance our support by engaging CDI Associate Paul Rowland to work closely with Dr Erawan and Ms Jones to institute a number of operational reforms, revise staff salary structures and begin an ambitious hiring process that will see IPD’s staff more than double within a period of months.

IPD’s new staff structure is designed to allow the Institute to grow and to manage numerous programs simultaneously. Chief among the changes is the creation of a level of senior management below the Executive Director: a Program Manager; a Finance and Operations Manager and; a Research and Publications Manager. The companion to the new staff structure is a new salary scale that will allow IPD to compete in the marketplace for quality staff. Mr Rowland has also been closely involved in designing and managing a recruitment process, which is expected to be completed soon.

These developments are ensuring that IPD’s operational capability keeps pace with its reputation as well respected and influential regional democracy promotion organisation. We at CDI are pleased to have been a long-standing partner for IPD and to have been part of this evolution.

For more information about some of CDI’s recent work with IPD see the following links:

  CDI Sponsors IPD Organisational Development Adviser
  Senior Indonesian pro-democracy reformer & political leader visits CDI | Canberra | 5-6 March 2013
  Understanding Electoral Systems - what’s next for Fiji? | CDI Hosts Workshop in Indonesia | Nusa Dua | 19-22 November 2012
  Asia Pacific | CDI-IPD-NDI | Asian Political Leadership Program Phase II | 17-21 September 2012 | Bali
  IPD Workshop | Indonesia-Egypt Dialogue on Democratic Transition Continues | Jakarta | 11-12 April 2012
  CDI's Parliamentary Strengthening Program
  CDI's Political Party Development Program
  CDI & Indonesia









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The Centre for Democratic Institutions (CDI) supports the efforts of democracies in the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen their political systems. It provides training, technical assistance and peer support for parliamentarians, political party organisers and emerging leaders in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, with a particular focus on Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji. CDI sponsors research and publications on political change and democratic governance.

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