People & partners

Dwi Rahardiani


Dwi Rahardiani has worked in the development sector for ten years, primarily in the socio-environmental sector. Her sectoral expertise covers climate change adaptation, natural resource management, community resilience and participatory-based development planning. During her tenure as a Consultant at OPM in Indonesia, she has been involved in various studies and the implementation of a number of projects in these areas. In particular, Dwi has been working closely with the project management unit set up by OPM for the implementation of the Multi-stakeholder Forestry Programme (MFP3) in Indonesia, a programme funded by DFID with value of GBP 11.5 million, implemented over a 4-year period. The programme supports the Indonesian government and SMEs by addressing forest governance issues and facilitating the negotiation process for the Indonesian-EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance Trade – Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT VPA).

Furthermore, Dwi has also participated and managed various studies, including evaluating the performance of smallholder coffee farmers for IFC PENSA, developing a white paper on the Indonesian mining sector, developing a framework of performance-based incentives for jurisdictional REDD+ projects in Indonesia, conducting a performance review of the Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF), and conducting research on the political economy of energy security and green growth.

Along with her sectoral expertise, Dwi also brings in skills in development communications – encompassing developing communication strategies for a range of development projects and using data visualization tools (e.g. video, print, creative presentation), which are essential to effectively communicate project results and performance to various stakeholders, as well as to manage knowledge and learning on projects. Her recent work in this area include developing a communications plan and mobilising media for the Survey on Financial Inclusion and Access (SOFIA) in Indonesia – that is targeted at both the public sector, as well as private sector actors such as commercial banks and other financial institutions.

Dwi holds an MSc in Environment and Development from the University of Edinburgh, where she received distinction for her research on scaling up community-based climate change adaptation projects in Rangpur, Bangladesh.