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Diding Sakri is a Phd student in the Department of International Development. He is supported by a scholarship from the Indonesia Presidential Scholarship Programme (BPRI), managed by Indonesia Education Endowment Fund (LPDP).

He completed a Joint European MA in Comparative Local Development from Trento University (Italy) and Regensburg University (Germany) under the European Union Erasmus Mundus Scholarship in 2011. He also completed a BSc in Engineering on Urban and Regional Planning from the Institute Technology of Bandung, Indonesia in 2001.

Prior to coming to King's, he worked for the World Bank as Research Analyst (2011-2014) in the unit for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) and as Public Sector Specialist (2014-2015). His main role at the World Bank was related to public expenditure analysis (PEA) and public financial management (PFM).

He has consulted for international organisations, such as The Asia Foundation and The Department of Foreign Affair and Trade of Australia (DFAT).


Thesis title: 'Intergenerational mobility in the emerging economies'

This research, benefitted by the Global Database on Intergenerational Mobility (GDIM) by the World Bank, and a 21-year longitudinal data of Indonesia Family Life Survey (1993-2014), combines a comparative analysis of intergenerational mobility (IGM) across the globe with a detailed analysis of potential determinants of IGM in Indonesia.

After carefully merging GDIM with IFLS, four research stages would be conducted. Firstly, estimating various measures of IGM in Indonesia. Secondly, combining and comparing the results from stage one with those from GDIM to understand Indonesia's IGM position in the global context, especially relative to other emerging economies. Thirdly, estimating correlates and determinant factors of IGM by using detailed Indonesian data. Lastly, robustness checks by applying different IGM measures and econometric models.

PhD supervision

  • Principal supervisor: Andy Sumner 
  • Secondary supervisor: Arief Anshory Yusuf

Further details

See Diding's research profile