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Research on Impact: CirclesUBI Collaborates with BRIN the National Research & Innovation Agency

In a significant stride towards measuring the real-world impact of the Beta app, the CirclesUBI research project has partnered with the Indonesian National Agency for Research and Innovation, BRIN (Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional). This collaboration aims to implement a robust impact assessment for the project in Bali, shedding light on the potential of this initiative.

BRIN, the Indonesian National Agency for Research and Innovation, plays a crucial role in driving research and innovation initiatives across the Indonesian Archipelago. With a focus on advancing science, technology, and knowledge, BRIN is dedicated to fostering positive change through informed research and impactful innovation.

The product testing underway encompasses three diverse regencies: Tabanan, Jembrana, and Denpasar. Each of these regions possesses distinct characteristics that influence their needs, challenges, and aspirations. Tabanan's rural charm, Jembrana's fishing and farming communities, and Denpasar's urban setting create a diverse tapestry of communities, each with its own story to tell.

To understand the true impact of the Beta app, a comprehensive impact assessment has been created by BRIN. This assessment involves surveying both Circles users and control groups, which consist of individuals with demographics similar to the users in each area. Over 700 interviews are being conducted, providing a comprehensive understanding of the project's influence.

A pre-test and post-test approach is being used allowing researchers to measure changes in behavior and quality of life before and after participants engage with the app. This methodology ensures that the assessment captures not only the initial impact but also the sustained effects that the app might have on participants' lives.

This impact assessment is a pivotal research endeavor that brings well-seasoned expertise to the ongoing CirclesUBI research project. By employing a robust methodology and collaborating with esteemed organizations like BRIN, is demonstrating a commitment to transparent and reliable research practices.

The impact assessment will shed light on the tangible effects that has on local communities. Through the exchange of goods and services using digital Circles Points, participants are not only addressing their needs but also contributing to a sense of community solidarity and support. This crucial aspect of CirclesUBI's philosophy will be illuminated through the assessment.

Through the well-considered impact assessment, this partnership aims to unveil the true potential of the Beta app in Tabanan, Jembrana, and Denpasar. By delving into the changes in behavior and quality of life, this assessment will offer valuable insights into Universal Basic Income and community-based economic solutions.

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