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Colley Windya Tyas Buwana

Pearson Fellow

MPP Candidate

Colley Windya Tyas Buwana is a second-year MPP student from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He has an interest in the use of economic methodology and behavioral approaches to inform policy related to conflict, violence, and crime. He aims to use his time at Harris School of Public Policy to further understand how we can design and evaluate policy using rigorous methodology. He also has a growing interest in the topic of societal polarization as a result of media discourse.

Prior to coming to Harris, Colley worked as a Research Manager at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) in its southeast regional office in Jakarta. As Research Manager, he has supported economists in running more than dozen Randomized Control Trials in Indonesia to evaluate social-economic policy with topics ranging from social protection, health, children, and gender. One of his last works in Indonesia is to lead the implementation of field experiments on child marriage topics in Indonesia, J-PAL SEA’s first remote field experiment. He leads the program implementation and runs data collection. The experiment was conducted in 10 cities in Indonesia’s two biggest provinces, East Java and Central Java in collaboration with Indonesia’s biggest Female Muslim organization. The project involved around 15000 participants.

Colley holds a BA in international relations from the University of Indonesia.


Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.