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Call for research papers on children's issues in Indonesia

JAKARTA, 23 August, 2010 — The Government of Indonesia and UNICEF are convening the best minds from academia and public service to examine cutting-edge research and good policy practices in a conference entitled “Research on Children’s Issues in Indonesia” which will be held in Jakarta on November 15, 2010.

Researchers are invited to submit papers for the conference before October 8, 2010 to Smeru Research Istitute, an implementing partner. The conference aims to address national and subnational issues that affect children and to give a higher profile and identity to issues faced by children in Indonesia. Participants will also discuss the impact of the current global economic crisis on children and other challenges faced by children irrespective of the recent crisis and to exchange research findings and evidence-based policy responses to provide better child-centred policies and solutions to meet the needs of children.

Contributions are welcome on any topics related to the above issues, including the following examples but not limited to:

  • Health (infant and child health, children’s nutrition; global crisis and food price related impact on children’s health, children vulnerable to HIV and AIDS),
  • Education (early childhood development, universal education, primary and secondary education; child labour and education; child development perspectives; children’s education and social exclusion; teenage pregnancy and its effect on girls dropping out of or being expelled from school),
  • Water and sanitation (sanitation and children’s quality of life; clean water/potable water; water and sanitation in schools),
  • Child protection (justice for children; children protection from violence, exploitation and abuse; child protection policies and a rights perspective; child trafficking; migration and child labour; girls domestic workers),
  • Children’s participation (participation and children’s rights, children’s meaningful and ethical participation in research, protection for children participating in research),
  • Emerging issues (policy responses on child-sensitive budgeting; child poverty in global economic crisis; impact of climate change and the environment on children; link between child poverty and adolescent girls’ early and forced marriage; adolescent girls’ lack of voices in decision making; effect of single-female-headed household on children).

Notification of acceptance of papers will be sent as soon as the reviewing process is completed, not later than October 20, 2010. For more information, please download this background file with the submission form.

Send the attached Proposal Submission Form and email your submission to Information or questions may be made via email to   





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For a PDF version of this call for papers, please click here.

For a Word Document version of the submission form, please click here.

For more information please click on the images of the National Planning Board (Bappenas) and SMERU:



Resources on Social Policy and Children

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