Yanuar Nugroho is the Deputy Chief of Staff for analysis and oversight of strategic issues on social, cultural and ecological affairs at the Executive Office of the President, Indonesia. He is also an honorary research fellow with the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research at the University of Manchester, UK. He works and publishes in the area of innovation and social change, sustainability, civil society and third sector, knowledge dynamics, and informatics innovations for development. As a senior official with the President’s Office, Yanuar is responsible in translating President’s political vision into actionable development plans at the ministerial and local government levels and oversight of national priority programmes. Previously among Indonesia’s lead negotiators for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), he is now tasked to ensure its implementation in the country. He also bears responsibility in ensuring that Open Government initiatives and Nationally Determined Contribution in tackling climate change are well executed.