Complex Partnerships – Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI)

Complex Partnerships – Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI)


ANU often engages ANU Enterprise Project Management services to enable large complex international projects like the Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) program – in fact, projects of this nature are a sweet spot for us.

KSI is a partnership between the governments of Indonesia and Australia, funded by DFAT and implemented in cooperation with the Government of Indonesia National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas).

In delivering this project, ANU Enterprise tailored the project management approach to meet the needs of the many varied stakeholders including several ANU Schools, DFAT, the KSI Indonesia team and US-based managing contractor, RTI International.

A major component throughout 2020, the final year of the program, was supporting Professor Veronica Taylor of ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance, in delivering Improving Indonesia’s Research Competitiveness initiative.

“Working with professional project managers at ANU Enterprise is a delight. I am particularly impressed with their understanding of relationship management, inside ANU and with external partners,” said Professor Taylor.

The services ANU Enterprise provided on the KSI partnership included contract management, stakeholder management; complex financial and program reporting; procurement and management of subcontractors such as local partner organisations, translators, and editors. ANU Enterprise also coordinated hosting Indonesian delegations and arranged capacity building workshops in Indonesia and Australia.

If you or your College are seeking to deliver a complex, multi-school, international project like KSI, ANU Enterprise may be of assistance in bringing together the varied needs of multiple stakeholders in harmony.

This article first appeared in our newsletter The Rise edition 2, published 18 December 2020.  To subscribe, click here.