Indonesia began decentralising its education services in 2001. Decentralisation allows local governments to create educational innovations that can accommodate their individual needs and problems. However, not all districts have the capability to birth educational innovation.
Teacher plays a role in the learning process, yet Indonesia's teachers have been generally underperforming. To find the root causes of the struggle to recruit good teachers in Indonesia, RISE Programme in Indonesia conducted a study that examined the teacher recruitment process.
RISE is conducting a long-term study to evaluate the impact of Subsidised Pre-Service Teacher Professional Education (PPG) Programme for Primary School Teacher Education (PGSD) on teacher candidates.
Since it was first launched, Zoning-Based New Student Registration Programme (PPDB) has received mixed responses. RISE Programme in Indonesia conducted a study related to the impact of zoning policy on junior high school students in Yogyakarta City. The city of Yogyakarta is one RISE's Learning Laboratory.
RISE Programme in Indonesia conducted an explorative study to see how the design and implementation of Functional Training in PKB plays a role in enhancing the professional and professional competence of teachers.
Way Kanan is one of the locations of RISE Programme Learning Laboratories. RISE team works together with the government of Way Kanan District in designing programme and regulation to improve the quality of learning in there.
Between 2000 until 2015, education expenditures as a percentage of total government expenditures have almost doubled. This positively affects school enrolment which can be seen from improvement of net enrolment rates. But, learning improvement has been too slow.