HKS Indonesia Program
HKS Indonesia Program

The World's First Majority-Muslim Democracy

As the world’s largest majority Muslim democracy, Indonesia continues to be an important model for positive institutional change. Over the last ten years, Indonesia has transformed from an authoritarian state into the world's first majority-Muslim, multi-party democracy. Launched in 2010 with a $10.5 million gift from the Rajawali Foundation, the Harvard Kennedy School Indonesia Program promotes research, education, and capacity building in support of democratic governance and institutional development in Indonesia.

Studying Indonesia's Democracy

The HKS Indonesia Program develops research projects on key policy challenges facing the country and develops custom executive education programs for senior Indonesian policymakers and leaders that are delivered at Harvard Kennedy School and in Indonesia. The Program also offers research fellowships to support Indonesian students and scholars participating in degree courses and executive education programs at Harvard. Its robust student research grant program encourages students to pursue a diverse range of research projects about and in Indonesia.

HKS Indonesia Program

Fritz Simandjuntak of the Rajawali Foundation, Anthony Saich, and Tarmizi Karim of the Indonesia Ministry of Home Affairs with participants of the Leadership Transformation in Indonesia program and Rosana Suparmono of the General Consulate of Indonesia in New York