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Name: Achmad Firas Khudi
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firas89   
Apr 6, 2019
Scholarship / An Application for the World Bank Scholarship Program - Future Career Plans [2]

Need A Unique Advice before 8 April 2019!

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program/JJWBGSP (Preffered Programs)
Two qualified assessors independently review each eligible application and score the application on a scale of 1 to 10, taking into account four main factors and the degree of cohesion among them:

Quality of Professional Experience (30% weight)
Quality of Professional Recommendations (30% weight)
Quality of Commitment to your Home Country (30% weight)
Quality of Education Background (10% weight)

the purpose of this master degree



Looking at your history, why, at this particular juncture in your career, do you feel it is important to pursue this master's degree? What are your future career plans? Where do you see yourself in 5 -10 years? (Limit to 300 words). *

I see myself ten years from now as an international development expert on Indonesia's development. Pursuing a master degree of applied international development at University of Reading could facilitate my intention. The programme will capacitate me with development knowledge and methodological skills through courses such as theories and practices of development, qualitative research methods, gender and development, participatory interventions in development, addressing poverty and inequality through social policy.

Development policy and planning is one of the offered pathways in the programme. This pathway is highly relevant with the working experience with Indonesia's Ministry of Development Planning and SDGs local training for local officials with UCLG Asia Pacific. Prior to selecting that pathway, theories and practices of development course will solidify my development understanding with measuring development, indigenous knowledge, discourse and political ecology, bypassing scale (networks, translocalism and development assemblages), systems-based approaches, as well as migration, movement, and mobility. Those knowledge enables me to keep abreast of what development is and what it is generated, validated and reproduced as well as how politics and actors affecting it. In here, I intend to be an international development expert who focuses on Indonesia's development planning system. The participatory interventions course increases my capacity in innovation processes and decision-making in natural resource based livelihoods, with particular respect to participatory and bottom-up approaches. This understanding could help me to better analyse complexities of Indonesia development planning.

In order to that, I will work at an international organization or worldwide think thank who focus on development planning issues in ten years from now. As part of this, I will also engage with top rank policy makers as their expert to share my concern e.g. how the current development planning represents citizen problems and what makes local governments formulate better their social policy for poverty reduction.
firas89   
Apr 6, 2019
Student Talk / Is it necessary to learn English? [38]

Yes, it is true. I think it will be quite shifting because of other language in the global area will also dominate such as Mandarin.
firas89   
Apr 5, 2019
Scholarship / An Application for the World Bank Scholarship Program - most significant professional achievement [3]

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The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program/JJWBGSP (Preffered Programs)
Criteria:
Two qualified assessors independently review each eligible application and score the application on a scale of 1 to 10, taking into account four main factors and the degree of cohesion among them:

Quality of Professional Experience (30% weight)
Quality of Professional Recommendations (30% weight)
Quality of Commitment to your Home Country (30% weight)
Quality of Education Background (10% weight)


Describe your most significant professional achievement and your reasons for viewing it as such.

(Limit to 300 words). *

I am honoured to involve in the process of policy development in Indonesia national level and sub-national levels. Most of important involvements include the role in the development policy of population and training deliverables in sustainable development goals (SDGs). I engaged actively in the formulation of background study on population for Indonesia's medium term development plan years of 2015-2019. In here, I vigorously supported on writing minutes of meeting, organizing expert group meeting, and developing annual report concerning the latest issues of fertility, migration, and morbidity in the country.

I also contributed in the finalization of Indonesia Population Projection Years of 2010-2035 which have become a foundation for policy formulation of health, education, employment, food and nutrition. In here, I was happy to get involved in where counterparts allocated it resources and shared their concerns for the ultimate goal of Indonesia development. Those counterparts were Ministry of National Development Planning, Central Statistics Agency, and United Nation Population Fund. The planning ministry which was my office served as main coordinator. Moreover, I contributed in the utilization of the population projection result particularly in the project design. I helped in the development of a questionnaire on measuring the utilization of population data in local development planning. Subsequently, I accompanied a senior staff to interview Head of Development Planning Agency, Surakarta City in order to obtaining how population dynamics implicated human development.

Further, I continued my career by delivering SDGs localisation training for 9 provincial governments and almost 120 municipal governments in 2018. System thinking and problem tree analysis on SDGs were applied in the training. I am very proud of this because it was almost a quarter of 514 as total of Indonesian municipal governments have joined my session on how to bridge a global development concensus with local development problems.

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