Positively Impacting Fisheries Reform Through Economic Analyses and Capacity Building in Indonesia

Indonesia 11 Fisheries Management Areas (711, 712, 713, 714, 715, 716, 717, 718, 571, 572, 573)
Region & Country

Since 2016, CSF has been working on marine and fisheries issues in Indonesia to raise awareness and capacity within the government, academia, and civil society organizations in the effective use of economics for planning, policy, and sustainable resource management. CSF’s Groundwork Analysis (GWA) fellowships and training programs are designed to improve marine conservation management and end the overexploitation of Indonesia’s fisheries. Our goals are to:

  1. Improve the economic and fisheries management literacy of policymakers, researchers, academics, activists, managers, and resource users.
  2. Through studies and analysis, highlight the compatibility of sustainable fisheries, economic growth, and better livelihoods and well-being for fishing communities
  3. Train a critical mass of fisheries policy analysts and decision makers to use economic arguments for sustainable resource management and policy.

Our programs are designed to be directly relevant to the stakeholders involved in fisheries and marine resource management reform in Indonesia. Thus far, CSF has supported 36 policy research fellows covering all 11 Fisheries Management Areas (FMAs) spread across Indonesia. To ensure well-balanced cohorts across all fellowships and programs, CSF is dedicated to regional and minority group representation and our team proactively recruits female researchers and aligns our training with regionally relevant context. These initiatives have resulted in fellowship cohorts with equal representation from female researchers (53%), and participants from both eastern and western Indonesia. Our fellows have successfully produced applied analyses that have been well received at the national and sub-national policy levels. 

Our work has been made possible with the generous support from Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, the Walton Family Foundation and in partnership with our longtime partners at the FPIK IPB University.  


About the Groundwork Analysis (GWA) Program:

CSF’s GWA program is a capacity-building collaboration between CSF Indonesia (Yayasan Strategi Konservasi) and the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences of IPB University (FPIK). The goal of the course is to build the capacity and leadership of researchers and decision-makers in using economics and conservation science tools for the sustainable management of marine and fisheries resources. This work is made possible by the generous support of Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies and the Walton Family Foundation.