Wahana Riset launch at WRI Indonesia office

About Us

WRI Indonesia is an independent research organization dedicated to contributing to the socioeconomic development of Indonesia in an inclusive and sustainable way. Our work is focused on six main areas: forests, climate, energy, cities and transportation, governance, as well as ocean. We turn big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being.

At a Glance

Urgent Challenges

We focus on today’s 5 most urgent challenges: Forest and Land Use, Climate, Energy, Cities and Transportation, and Ocean.

Our Location

Our head office is based in Jakarta and we have regional offices in Riau Province, South Sumatra Province, Papua Province, and West Papua Province.

We also work with partners and networks in Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Jambi, West Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Bali, and Sulawesi Selatan.

In regional level, we work with various consortiums, making impacts in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Lao, Cambodia, and Myanmar.

Part of a Global Network

Established in 2014, WRI Indonesia is affiliated with the World Resources Institute, a global non-profit organization that works with leaders in government, business, and civil society to research, design, and carry out practical solutions that simultaneously improve people’s lives and ensure nature can thrive.

WRI has over 1,700 staff in 12 international offices who works with partners in over 50 countries. In Indonesia, WRI has worked for over 25 years. WRI Indonesia was launched to build a robust partnership with relevant local stakeholders and strengthen our research on the ground.

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Our Goal

WRI Indonesia’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

We believe in Indonesia’s potentials to be the international leader in efforts to achieve sustainability. Home to one of the greatest biodiversity spots on the planet, an enviable wealth of natural resources, as well as a diverse economy, Indonesia could turn these assets into betterment of its people’s well-being. At WRI Indonesia, aim to bring innovations in research and business approaches, in order to create the enabling conditions for Indonesia to achieve swift economic growth sustainably. We seek to contribute to the accomplishment of ambitious national goals, through working with leaders in public and private sectors, as well as civil society organizations, in turning big ideas into action.

Walk the Talk

Our work leads to many positive outcomes that address environmental and societal challenges. However, the scale of our efforts means that our operations have an unavoidable impact on the environment. We seek to minimize this impact by aligning our operations with its mission. We do this by leveraging research and expertise from staff and integrating sustainability principles into how we operate.