Research Dive: Statistics for the SDGs Call for Applications


A team from the Research Dive on natural language processing.

Pulse Lab Jakarta is hosting the third Research Dive from 12th to 15th March in Jakarta. With the theme of Statistics for the Sustainable Development Goals, we are now inviting statisticians from across Indonesia to analyse data from the Millennium Development Goals to support the implementation and monitoring of the SDGs.

We are pleased to announce a Call for Applications for the Research Dive: Statistics for the SDGs.

Realising the need for accessible, timely and reliable disaggregated data not only to better measure the achievements of the 17 Goals, but also to better implement them, Pulse Lab Jakarta would like to invite statistics researchers or practitioners, who have experience relevant to SDGs-related statistical problems, to the Dive.

Across four days from 12th to 15th March, researchers will dive into 15-years of national and sub-national level MDGs data. Participants will self-organise into four research teams, focussing on:

  • Correlation & Causality: to discover statistically meaningful correlations and causation among MDGs indicators
  • Proxy Indicators: to produce MDGs or SDGs proxy indicators
  • Quality of Data: to improve the quality of collected data
  • Data Disaggregation: to propose a set of statistical methods to disaggregate Indonesian data

We are looking for mid-career Indonesian researchers with the following qualifications:

  • Researchers with a Master’s degree, and two to seven years of relevant research or teaching experience with accompanying publications
  • Researchers pursuing a doctoral degree with a proven track record of scientific publication
  • Researchers with a doctoral degree but no more than six years of postdoctoral experience

For more information, please refer to our website:

Potential applicants are advised to carefully read all information about the programme, in particular about the eligibility of candidates and the documents required for application. We are look forward to your applications!

Pulse Lab Jakarta is grateful for the generous support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Government of Australia.



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