Asia Public Policy Forum 2017: Improving Education Access and Quality in Asia


Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, January 19, 2017 (All day)


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Asia Public Policy Forum (APPF 2017)

Improving Education Access and Quality in Asia


APPFThe Harvard Kennedy School Indonesia Program co-hosted its next Asia Public Policy Forum (APPF 2017), on the theme “Improving Education Access and Quality in Asia,” with the Jeffrey Cheah Institute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 18-19 January 2017.

The purpose of the annual APPF is to integrate Indonesian public policy researchers and implementers into regional and global public policy communities to create informal public policy support networks for Indonesian public policy scholars and leaders. Each APPF addresses a critical and complex policy challenge for Indonesia and its ASEAN neighbors, and the venue alternates between Indonesia and another ASEAN country. APPF has grown in scope, scale, and quality over the past five years and is now Southeast Asia’s premier annual public policy event.

The bulk of the roughly 120 participants were from ASEAN, whereas most of the remainder were from East Asia with a few from further afield. These participants are a mix of senior central and subnational government officials, private sector and community-based leaders, and academics/researchers/public intellectuals.

Panel sessions included:

  •     Creating A Vibrant Knowledge Sector
  •     Balancing Access and Quality in Primary and Secondary Education
  •     Balancing Access and Quality in Tertiary Education
  •     Assessing and Improving Education Quality
  •     Meeting Job Market Demand
  •     Understanding the Relationship between Education and Development

Speakers biographies can be found online here


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