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International Resource Initiative

The Foundation for International Resource Initiatives or in English is called the "International Resource Initiative" with an analytical approach and continued - plan simultaneously with state, market and community’s responsibilities in promoting social democracy and easing up on poverty.

IRI aims to collect and cooperate with any various international resources centers or local interest in improving the quality of life of Indonesian society.

IRI encourages the optimal utilization of international and local resources to promote growth and prosperity by way of the development of a global cooperated-partnership and Indonesian society both individually, organizations and government agencies.

In the context of Human Resources, it has been realized that the market system has undergone many changes. This is caused by a shift of global economic orientation. With the strengthening of globalization, the job market is pushed toward to be more flexible form (flexible labor market). This condition believed will have a further stimulate economic growth, greater expansion of equality of employment opportunities, and income society.

It means that conditions require the role of the state/nation in regulating the work of the labor market is reduced. This condition requires the initiative actors - which is an outside state’s actors to conduct a common "intervention" to strengthen these positive assumptions.

In the side of capital, funding issues arise in the discourse of economic development. A common emerged-issue is the government's ability to fund infrastructure is still very low. The increasing of stock of physical capital and output is supposed to be more concerned. Policy advocacy on the side of the government, as well as important with related-initiatives on investment from the private sector. IRI encourages any policies that integrate the private sector into competitive components, and privatize them in competitive markets while maintaining a regulatory control.

IRI also apprehend the development of science and technology (IPTEK) should be paralleled with the increase of human skills and knowledge, so that development is encouraged to expand the scope of its application so as to provide a very wide impact on other industries and tools.

Most of industrialized countries give a priority to the oriented-mastery of science and technology by conducting research and development activities in industry and technology especially in manufacturing technology, product technology and process technology. The efforts of developing countries are still oriented towards increasing competitiveness in order to open an access to the international market. It shall be directed to the development of life cycle of a product (product life cycle) which feels increasingly short, especially in the field of electronics and informatics industry.

The next important step is how to encourage a technology capability, i.e how to use technology effectively. Then technology effort is an ability to choose, mix, and adjust imported with local condition or even create a new technology.

The last but not least, in the extractive sector (oil, gas and minerals) has become an important consideration both of challenge and opportunity. It realized a natural resources have often provoked the presence of social problems. Starting from a violent conflicts, an environmental degradation, an inequality of gender and other inequalities cross-border phenomena. But for those who are able to encourage democracy (local) there are many cases where the management of natural resources, the role of society has grown sustainably and equally for social development.

IRI in review, policy analysis, and then develop continued-work plans such as for the design and implementation of the objectives of whether States and stakeholders can utilize an extractive resources for sustainable development. How to reach it consistenly within the legal and fiscal framework, strengthen the public financial management system, the mechanism of revenue allocation for high rate of social returns.