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Ratih Kumala Dewi

Ratih Kumala Dewi

Research Analyst



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Introduction to the Tidyverse


Introduction to R


Intermediate R

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

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FAO | Aug 2022 - Present

Consultant - Economist at Inclusive Rural Transformation and Gender Equality Division (ESP)


International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) | Oct 2021 - Present

Evaluation Research Consultant - Independent Office of Evaluation


International Telecommunication Union | Sep 2020 - Aug 2021

Digital Inclusion Consultant, ITU Office for Europe

ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs). My main responsibility is to assist the head of the ITU Office for Europe in implementing the Office's strategic goal on digital inclusion and accessibility. Scope of works: - Led and monitored the Office's projects (e.g., annual conferences, regional competition, national study, regional assessment) in ICT Accessibility. - Designed and drafted concept notes for new projects in digital inclusion. - Liaised with various stakeholders such as ICT ministries, national regulatory authorities, private sectors, civil society, and academic institutions. - Conducted desk research, stakeholder mapping, and data analysis for internal use.
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Maastricht University EDLAB | Jan 2020 - May 2020

Student Consultant - PREMIUM Excellence Programme

PREMIUM is an excellence programme for talented Master students, aiming to prepare soon-to-be-graduating students for the fast-approaching job market. Participating students complete a project for a client in interdisciplinary teams, attend workshops, and work on personal and professional development in an individual competence coaching trajectory. Client: Institute of Data Science Project scope: designing an innovative way to measure the impact of “Women in Data Science Conference”, proposing and designing follow up events and activities to foster the further growth of a diverse and interdisciplinary Data Science Community at Maastricht University. Scope of works: - Established and monitored the full project plans; - Designed an evaluation survey and Key Performance Indicators Index for IDS diversity events; - Conducted semi-structured interviews with more than 20 respondents from various stakeholders; - Co-authored final report.

Palladium: Make It Possible | Jan 2018 - Apr 2019

Research Consultant - Innovation for Indonesia's School Children (INOVASI)

INOVASI is a partnership program between the Australian and Indonesian Governments that aims to improve literacy and numeracy performance of early school children in the Eastern Indonesian provinces. My main responsibility is to provide research support for the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) Team in conducting impact evaluations of the program. Scope of works: - Collated, curated, and maintained a socio-economic database of children from 1,011 schools in 17 pilot districts; - Constructed a central data-management system of key outcome indicators for each program; - Provided quantitative analysis to baseline and follow-up reports of the project. Specialities: data management, data analysis, report writing, impact evaluation research.

Fakultas Ekonomi dan Bisnis Universitas Indonesia | Oct 2017 - Aug 2018

Research Assistant at Institute for Economic & Social Research

Participated in several research projects under the research arm of the Faculty of Economics & Business, Universitas Indonesia. Research projects in LPEM FEB-UI: • Financial sustainability and access equality of health insurance system in Aceh (Client: UNICEF Indonesia). • Households’ financial vulnerability in Indonesia (Client: Central Bank of Indonesia). Scope of works: - Contributed to research proposal writing; - Design household survey for electronic data collection; - Liaised and maintained communications with projects stakeholders; - Conducted in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with stakeholders; - Provided quantitative analysis from primary and secondary survey data, wrote research output; - Transformed research outputs to different communication products, i.e., research brief, PowerPoint presentation. Specialities: research design, research fieldwork, data analysis.

Fakultas Ekonomi dan Bisnis Universitas Indonesia | Sep 2016 - Sep 2017

Teaching Assistant

Scope of works: - Assisted the professor in teaching and grading exams; - Assisted students with weekly materials review, quizzes, and exercises. Courses taught: Indonesian Economy and Intermediate Macroeconomics.

Kantor Staf Presiden Republik Indonesia | May 2017 - Aug 2017

Public Policy Specialist at LAPOR!

LAPOR! is a one-stop complaint-handling platform developed under the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Indonesia. Scope of works: - Prepared the development plan of LAPOR! and regulatory/policy analysis of the implementation of LAPOR! in government agencies; - Closely monitored the integration of LAPOR! with the existing agencies; - Attended the meeting with stakeholders who wish to connect with LAPOR!.

Palladium: Make It Possible | Jan 2017 - Mar 2017

Research Intern - Innovation for Indonesia's School Children (INOVASI)

INOVASI is a partnership program between the Australian and Indonesian Governments that aims to improve literacy and numeracy performance of early school children in the Eastern Indonesian provinces. Scope of works: - Prepared literature reviews related to the quality of teaching group activities and the impact on students’ performance in Indonesia; - Verified and cleaned primary data obtained from classroom observation conducted in West Nusa Tenggara to make it suitable for STATA program; - Assessed the quality of approximately 40 existing studies on primary students’ achievement in literacy and numeracy to conduct a meta-analysis report.

My Education

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Master of Science - MSc, Public Policy and Human DevelopmentMaastricht University School of Business and Economics | 2020
Master of Science - MSc, Public Policy and Human DevelopmentUnited Nations University-MERIT | 2020
Bachelor’s Degree, EconomicsUniversitas Indonesia (UI) | 2017
Exchange student, School of International Liberal StudiesWaseda University | 2016

About Me

Ratih Kumala Dewi

A young professional in the international development sector. Have been working with data intensively using Statistical Software STATA. A data enthusiast who wants to upgrade her data science programming skills.

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