Seefar is excited to be working with Social Science Dimensions on an evaluation of the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC). Indonesian and Australian inspiration to create JCLEC grew out of the Bali bombings in 2002, which demonstrated a shared threat and showcased a positive experience of cooperation in response. Established in 2004, JCLEC is approaching its 10th anniversary and has hosted training for 15,000 officers, with an emphasis on knowledge and skills related to countering terrorism and transnational crime.
Seefar is leading the evaluation, focused on the effectiveness of JCLEC’s training over its 9+ years. For the joint monitoring and evaluation team, it will likely require a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods, including to structure data on trainees and to engage in qualitative discussions with current and former staff, trainees and donors to JCLEC. The results are intended to help JCLEC and its stakeholders thrive for another decade at the forefront of law enforcement development in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.
For those with an interest in law enforcement cooperation between Indonesia and Australia, see a report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute “A return on investment: The future of police cooperation between Australia and Indonesia” and Seefar’s contribution in response.