Defny Holidin, S.Sos, MPM
Administrative Reform Trajectories, Democratic Governance, Public Policy Transfer

Defny Holidin is an assistant professor of public administration and policy at Universitas Indonesia. He works on comparative governance reform trajectories, democratic governance, decentralization, public policy transfer and innovation, within which he has been educated in Universitas Indonesia, Universität Potsdam, and Universität Osnabrück. His policy advisories to the Government of Indonesia in those fields are delivered with the university, policy think tanks, and civil society organization, which he also serves civic educations. For purposes of civic education also, he has become a socio-political pundit with leading national news media. In line with these activities, he is equipped with applied expertise and skills in the phronetic leadership and knowledge-driven organization development trained in Tokyo, global governance trained in Genève, university governance and performance management in Seoul, and intercultural management in Berlin. These are among intensive chartered training in government performance accountability, performance management, and agile project management. 

Defny Holidin acquires extensive international experience and networks. He serves as a guest lecturer at the Development Academy of the Philippines, a visiting researcher at the University of the Philippines, a pro-bono international consultant with Lai’Latif & Co., and a contributor to a season meeting of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UN CEPA). He actively engages in research and workshop collaborations with the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, the University of New South Wales, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, National University of Singapore, De La Salle University, and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He also serves editorial works and reviews for the International Review of Administrative ScienceIndonesian Political Science ReviewBisnis & Birokrasi: Jurnal Ilmu Administrasi dan OrganisasiASEAN Journal of Community Engagement, among others. His memberships associate with the Indonesian Association for Public Administration, the Philippine Society for Public Administration, the Philippine Political Science Association, the German – Japanese Society for Social Science, and the Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration.

Scholarly Credential:

  1. Holidin, D. (forthcoming) Implications of Counterproductive Government Reform on Regional Convergence in Southeast Asia”, in: Fernández-Guillén, O., & Sterzer, S., Latin America and ASEAN in Perspective: A Shared Vision of the Future? La Plata, Mérida, Jakarta: GEEA & CEEA ULA, OCI UNLu, & ALADAA.
  2. Holidin, D. (forthcoming) The Compatibility of Islam and Pancasila in Indonesia’s Declining Democracy. Politics & Religion Journal. Vol. x (No. x), pp. x.
  3. Holidin, D. (2022) Persistent Developmental Limits to Devising Policy Innovations for Innovation Policies in Emerging Economies. Policy & Governance Review 6 (1), pp. 1-16.
  4. Holidin, D. (2021). The crisis of democracy? Chances, risks, and challenges in Japan (Asia) and Germany (Europe). Democratization, (ahead-of-print), pp. 1–2.
  5. Hariyati, D., Holidin, D., Mulia, I.C. (2020) Centralized Local Development versus Localized Central Arrangement in Village Autonomy Policy Implementation in Indonesia. Bisnis & Birokrasi: Jurnal Ilmu Administrasi dan Organisasi 27 (2), pp. 97-106. 
  6. Holidin, D. (2019) Desain Reformasi Birokrasi Nasional Bukan Pilihan bagi Jakarta. In: Pemerintah Provinsi DKI Jakarta, Babak Baru Reformasi Birokrasi Pemerintah Provinsi DKI Jakarta. Jakarta: Biro ORB Sekretariat Daerah, p. 1-14.
  7. Prasojo, E., and Holidin, D. (2018) Leadership and Management Development: The Indonesian Experience. In: Nishihara, A. H., Matsunaga, M., Nonaka, I., Yokomichi, K. (Ed.). Knowledge Creation in Public Administrations: Innovative Government in Southeast Asia and Japan. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 237-256.
  8. Prasojo, E. and Holidin, D. (2018) Leadership and Public Sector Reform in Indonesia. In: Berman, E. and Prasojo, E. (Ed.) Leadership and Public Sector Reform in Asia (Public Policy and Governance, Vol. 30), Bingley: Emerald Publishing, pp. 53-83.
  9. Holidin, D. and Hariyati, D. (2017) Failing Supports of Transparency against Corruption in Business Permit Service in Indonesia: Proceedings of the International Conference on Administrative Science, Policy and Governance Studies (ICAS-PGS 2017) and the International Conference on Business Administration and Policy (ICBAP 2017). Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research 167, pp. 117-127.
  10. Anggariani, D., Kurniawan, T., Holidin, D. (2017) Whistleblowing System In Indonesia’s Directorate General of Tax: Proceedings of the International Conference on Administrative Science, Policy and Governance Studies (ICAS-PGS 2017) and the International Conference on Business Administration and Policy (ICBAP 2017). Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research 167, pp. 54-60.
  11. Holidin, D., Hariyati, D. Sunarti, E.S. (2017) Reformasi Birokrasi dalam Transisi. Jakarta: Prenada Media Group.
  12. Irawan, D.E., Rachmi, C.H., Irawan, H., Abraham, J., Kustiati Kusno, Mochammad Tanzil Multazam, KeuKeu Kaniawati Rosada, Septriono Hari Nugroho, Kusumah, G. Holidin, D. Abdul Aziz, N. (2017) Penerapan open science di Indonesia agar riset lebih terbuka, mudah diakses, dan meningkatkan dampak saintifik. Berkala Ilmu Perpustakaan dan Informasi 13(1), PP. 25-36. 
  13. Prasojo, E., Sumarwono, R., and Holidin, D. (2016) Developing transformative leadership and enhancing relevant competencies of public servants. Working paper E/C.16/2016/7 for the 15th Season Meeting of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UN CEPA), United Nations, New York, 18-22 April 2016.
  1. Development Academy of the Philippines – GSPDM & BARMM Republic of the Philippines (2021)
  2. DEKALOGO: Challenges and Prospects of Public Organizations
  3. OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (2021)
  4. Cross-Border Collaboration – Group 2: Architecture and Governance
  5. De La Salle University – Institute of Governance & Ateneo de Manila University – School of Government (2021)
  6. Strengthening citizen participation in the 2022 elections during the time of COVID-19 pandemics
  7. Philippine Society for Public Administration (2020)
  8. Imperatives of Leadership, Governance, and Innovations in the New Normal
  9. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin & National University of Singapore (2019)
  10. Post-democratizing politics in East Asia 
  11. University of the Philippines – NCPAG, Manila (2018)
  12. Local wisdom within administrative reform in the Philippines
  13. National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies, Tokyo (2015, 2018)
  14. Leadership enhancement and administrative development for innovative governance in (LEADING) Asia
  15. University of New South Wales, Sydney (2007, 2013)
  16. Making reform happen after the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis in Korea and ASEAN countries

Government of Indonesia:

  • Kementerian PANRB RI: national bureaucracy reform design (non-consecutive projects, 2011 – 2019)
  • Kementerian PPN/BAPPENAS RI: Strategic national direction of local autonomy policy (2018)
  • Kementerian ESDM: socio-economic determinants of off-grid electricity in rural areas (2017)
  • LKPP RI: risk management for government procurement (2017)
  • Ombudsman RI: institutional procedure for the own motion investigation (2014)
  • Vice President Office: internal auditor capability (2013)
  • Kemdagri RI & UNDP: grand design for regional proliferation 2010-2025 (2008)

Civil society organizations:

  • YAPPIKA-ActionAid: certification of public service standards & delivery (2017)
  • KEMITRAAN & AusAID/Australian DFAT: Indonesian bureaucracy reform continuation (2013-14)
  • PATTIRO: Accountability mechanism for subsidized farm fertilizer (2012)

International donor organizations:

  • JICA: knowledge-driven organization development (2018)
  • KSI – RTI International civil service reform and education (non-consecutive projects, 2017)
  • German GIZ Jakarta: local government reform & innovation (2012)
  • USAID: regional proliferation within the special autonomous province of Papua (2010)
  1. Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) – United Nations ECOSOC
  2. German – Japanese Society for Social Sciences (GJSSS)
  3. Indonesian Association for Public Administration (IAPA)
  4. Philippine International Studies Organization (PHISO)
  5. Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA)
  6. Philippine Society for Public Administration (PSPA)
  7. United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UNCEPA)
  1. Next Policy, Jakarta – senior researcher
  2. Ikatan Alumni Jerman (IAJ), Jakarta – member 
  3. BIMAN Foundation, Depok – member, facilitator
  4. Osnabrück.ID, Osnabrück – community facilitator
  5. Lai’ Latif & Co., Nairobi – international consulting partner
  6. Institute for Democracy Education (IDe), Jakarta – member
  7. Muhammadiyah Deutschland, e.V., Frankfurt am Main – member
  8. Pengajian Münsterland-Osnabrück, Münster – co-founding facilitator
  9. PERLUDEM (Association for Election and Democracy), Jakarta – associate 
  10. LP3ES (Indonesian socio-economic research institute), Jakarta – associate 
  11. Indonesisches Weisheits-und Kulturzentrum (IWKZ), e.V., Berlin – member 
  12. The Indonesian Democracy Initiative (TIDI), Jakarta – national policy analyst
  13. Ikatan Alumni Lembaga Ketahanan Nasional Republik Indonesia (IKAL), Jakarta – member
  14. Ikatan Alumni Universitas Indonesia (ILUNI), Jakarta & Berlin/Chapter Germany – co-founder
  1. International Review of Administrative Science
  2. Politik Indonesia: Indonesian Political Science Review
  3. Bisnis & Birokrasi: Jurnal Ilmu Administrasi dan Organisasi
  4. Policy & Governance Review
  5. ASEAN Journal of Community Engagement
  6. European Journal of Management Issues
  7. Jurnal Manajemen Pelayanan Publik
  8. Jurnal Administrasi dan Kebijakan Publik
  9. Publica: Jurnal Pemikiran Administrasi Negara 
  10. Journal of Public Administration and Government
  11. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Policy
  1. Certified Balanced Score Card Professional (CBSCP), Freemind Management Consulting & HRM Indonesia
  2. Certified Performance Management Specialist (CPMS), Freemind Management Consulting & HRM Indonesia
  3. Scrum Fundamental Certified (SFC), SCRUMstudy – Accreditation Body for Scrum and Agile
  4. Project Management Essentials Certified (PMEC), Management and Strategy Institute
  5. Verified Scientific Journal Reviewer, Publons – Clarivate Analytics
  6. Chartered Scientific Journal Managing Editor, DIKTI Kemdikbud RI
  7. Sertifikasi Dosen Profesional (certified professional lecturer), DIKTI Kemdikbud RI 
  8. Chartered Government Performance Accountability System Assessor, Kementerian PANRB RI