Indonesia has achieved a gender-balanced, near-universal enrolment at the primary-school level. Roughly 80% of its students enrol in secondary school. Daniel Suryadarma (Deputy Team Leader of RISE Programme in Indonesia) to present on the research’s preliminary finding which shows that despite Indonesia’s high levels of school enrolment and attainment during 2000–2014, the country’s learning pace is incredibly slow. Daniel will present the subject at the 14th Indonesian Regional Science Association (IRSA) International Conference 2018 in Surakarta, Central Java. IRSA International Conference is an annual event that facilitates open discussions and debates, transfer of knowledge, strategies for policy formulation, and networking amongst scholars and policymakers.