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Wilson School Hosts Summer Policy Academy for Students from Pueblo and Navajo Nations
Hosted every year since 2008, the Summer Policy Academy (SPA) brings together American Indian rising juniors, seniors and recent high school graduates to the Wilson School for a weeklong program to explore issues facing native tribal communities.


“By using issues immediately relevant to them and their communities, students gain the essential skills and tools to prepare them to become advocates, and they can then influence policies and laws that do not compromise their indigenous core values.”
- Regis Pecos '77, SPA co-founder and co-director

The Policy Debate

After the Asian financial crisis in 1997-98, Indonesian leaders took steps to reform the country's public financial institutions. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, appointed minister of finance in 2005, sought to improve performance. She pursued a multi-pronged strategy that included, among other things, developing standard operating procedures, drafting clear job descriptions and performance metrics, enhancing communication, increasing pay and cracking down on corruption. By 2009, Mulyani had gained a reputation as a highly effective reformer both within Indonesia and internationally, changing the public's perception of government institutions. Read this case produced by Innovations for Successful Societies.