Petrarca Karetji

Entrepreneurial policy advisor innovating in the use of data analytics to support evidence-informed policymaking about sustainable development

Petrarca Karetji is the head of Pulse Lab Jakarta of the United Nations Global Pulse network. Pulse Lab Jakarta was established as a big-data innovation lab and is now emerging as an analytic partnership accelerator for development and humanitarian action. Petra has more than 25 years of professional experience, undertaking a range of international-development industry roles. These include as team leader of the Knowledge Sector Initiative in Indonesia for RTI International, an independent, non-profit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition; senior partnerships advisor for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; director for Poverty, Decentralisation and Rural Development in AusAID; director of the Eastern Indonesia Knowledge Exchange/BaKTI and team leader for the Multidonor Support office for Eastern Indonesia in the World Bank; and director of Austraining Nusantara. He holds a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in development students from Satya Wacana Christian University.

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