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Clara Siagian



BA (Sarjana 1) in International Relations from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

Master of Public Policy from the Australian National University

Contact details

PhD programme

Policy and Governance

Supervisor(s) and panel members

Topic title

Children's experience of forced eviction in the city in Indonesia

Topic description

I am interested in exploring the way families who experienced slum removal rebuild their lives, return their mode of functioning, and reach a new state of normalcy. The questions I pose are the adjustments they make and the factors that influence the adaptation strategies that parents and children are making. In particular, I want to explore how children from these families understand and make sense of this experience, how they re-engage with the city and places that have undergone a transformation, and how this reengagement impacts on their perception of their status as city residents.


Siagian, C, Arifani, S, Amanda, P, Kusumaningrum, S (2019) “Supporting Children, Blaming Parents: Frontliners’ Perception of Childhood Adversity and Parenthood in Indonesia”, Social Sciences 8(2): 64 DOI: 10.3390/socsci8020064.

Bennouna C, Kusumaningrum S, Siagian C, et al. (2018) Social Accountability in Health in Indonesia: Lessons from Programs. Knowledge Brief. Washington, DC: World Bank (Health, Nutrition, and Population Global Practice).

Kusumaningrum S, Siagian C, Bennouna C, et al. (2018) Social Accountability in Health in Indonesia: An Overview of Legislation. Knowledge Brief. Washington, DC: World Bank (Health, Nutrition, and Population Global Practice).

Laugen C, Siagian C, Bennouna C, et al. (2018) Healthy Participation, Healthy People: A Review of Social Accountability Initiatives in Indonesian Policies and Programs. Discussion Paper, October. Washington, D.C: World Bank.

Siagian, C, Wandasari, W, Sahputra, F, Kusumaningrum, S, (reviewed and resubmitted), “Strategic yet Delicate: Involving Health Workers in Facilitating Birth Registration in Indonesia”, BMC Health Service Research

Kusumaningrum, S., A. Patunru, C. Siagian, and C. Bennouna (in press), A Child’s Growth is a Nation’s Growth: Children’s Wellbeing and Inequality in Indonesia, forthcoming in R. Barichello, R. Schwindt, and A. Patunru (eds), Trade, Poverty and Income Distribution: The Indonesian Experience. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press

Kusumaningrum, K, Bennouna, C, Siagian, C, Agastya, NLP 2016, “Back to What Counts: A Scoping Study to Institutionalize Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Basic services”, in partnership with Bappenas, KOMPAK, DFAT-Australia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Other publications

Siagian, Clara, 2018, “Playing the marriage card in Indonesia”, published in New Mandala, 28 November 2018

Siagian, Clara, 2018, “Criminal code bill will leave Indonesian Migrants’ children in Malaysia in legal limbo”, published in The Conversation, 29 March 2018.

Nanwani, S, Siagian, C, 2017, “Falling through the cracks: How Indonesia’s health insurance is failing the most vulnerable”, published in Inside Indonesia, 12 February 2017.

Siagian, Clara, 2016, “Saving street kids under Duterte’s Philippines”, New Mandala

Employment history

Senior Research Officer for Childhood Poverty Research (PI Prof. Sharon Bessell), an ARC Discovery Project, ANU.

Senior Researcher, Center on Child Protection and Wellbeing (PUSKAPA), University of Indonesia

Mailing address

Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

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