Mulyadi, a recent PhD graduate, was selected as a World Social Science Fellow by the International Social Science Council (ISSC). He has provided the following report of his experience as a World Social Science Fellow.
Mulyadi with other World Social Science Fellows
In April 2014, I was selected as a World Social Science Fellow in a competitive selection process held by the ISSC. Twenty fellows, selected from both developed and developing countries, are encouraged by the ISSC to develop collaborative research and joint publications on ‘global social governance’. To help with this and for the fellows get to know each other, the ISSC organised an international seminar from 28 July – 3 August 2014 at the London School of Economics and the British Council in London.
During the seminar, the fellows agreed to work on three clustered issues, social policy, environmental policy, and citizenship, under the broader theme of ‘global social governance’. The ISSC provides funding for fellows for research and publications. To obtain the funds, the ISSC encourages the he submission by fellows of project proposals.
Currently, I am working on two project proposals. Firstly, I am developing a research proposal for reviewing how global multilateral institutions, such as the World Bank and International Labour Organization, and bilateral bodies, such as the Australian government, shape social policy in Indonesia. Secondly, I am writing a research proposal to conduct a collaborative study on the problem of clientelism and corruption in disaster fund distribution in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Mexico.
Mulyadi Sumarto PhD
Senior lecturer at the Department of Social Development and Welfare, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia