Bank Indonesia is an organization that is constantly adaptive to the external development of its policy creation (Learning Organization). To become a Learning Organization, Bank Indonesia has to enhance its policy creating quality by utilizing all knowledge assets in hand through the principles of Knowledge Management (KM). Knowledge assets which are not only possessed by BI’s internal organizations, but also involves the stakeholders in policy creation, for national interests.

In order to support the implementation of its duties, Bank Indonesia has worked together with universities throughout the nation. Up until today, BI has signed MoUs with 81 universities. The MoUs encompass a collaboration in the administration of central banking education, central banking research, leadership and community service. In the process of collaborating, which will be further involved in the future, there are a few difficulties found, one being the flow of information that is still conventional (via letters and e-mails), one-way, not integrated with the various departments at Bank Indonesia, and not well-documented. This became an obstacle for BI in monitoring the achievement of the MoU implementation with all universities involved. Because of the one-way information flow, the process of providing input from the academists towards BI is also limited and constrained by bureaucracy. Furthermore, there are also difficulties in objectively giving appreciation towards the universities actively contributing in developing central banking knowledge

From the universities’ point of view, there has yet to be a benchmarking platform between universities in relations to activities and strategies that is successful in developing central banking in campuses, resulting in obstacles such as the disparity in central banking knowledge among educational institutions; difficulties in gathering sources regarding central banking materials from BI; submission of research grants, scholarships; or educational activities having to go through different work units. From the infrastructural view of the information system that BI currently carries, there has yet to be an online interaction platform that allows the exchange of knowledge or content (unstructured information) between BI and the external stakeholders in conjunction with central banking education and providing inputs in the interests of improving the quality of BI policies (institutional memory).

Considering the said difficulties and referring to BI Institute’s Roadmap, especially in strengthening strategic collaborations with leading institutions, and to be able to access knowledge assets from Academists outside BI, BI Institute has created an external knowledge repository that serves as a medium for centralizing central banking knowledge for the Academics signed in an MoU with Bank Indonesia. The said platform is titled SPEKTRO (Study and Partnership in Central Banking Knowledge, Training and Research Online) addressed at Despite being facilitated and moderated by the BI Institute, the primary contributors of this repository would be senior central banking lecturers, with the main focus of documenting and exchanging central banking knowledge or learning processes involving BI.

SPEKTRO has been introduced to the signed universities since mid 2017, with the role of Senior Central Banking Lecturers as Administrators who are responsible for submitting uploads into SPEKTRO. Since then, SPEKTRO has accommodated more than 1,000 posts in the form of photos, videos, audio, and various types of documents related to the implementation of the MoU, which are monitored directly by BINS. The uploads were carried out by 187 contributing lecturers, and have brought benefits to Bank Indonesia and the Higher Education Institutions. In 2018, SPEKTRO has been integrated with BMEB and JIMF (Open Journal System), therefore the coverage of knowledge assets accessed by BI is not limited to views from central banking education, but also research-wise.

SPEKTRO is a nationwide Knowledge Management System as a medium of interactive knowledge exchange between Bank Indonesia and universities with local wisdom in the framework of central banking education while also providing input on Bank Indonesia policies.

Benefits for Bank Indonesia
  • Supports Bank Indonesia in becoming the world's leading learning, study and research institution (World Class)
  • Aids in coordinating the implementation of central banking education in the form of Training of Trainers, public lectures, and guest lecturers who provide teaching in Higher Education Institutes
  • Facilitates coordination and collaborative researches with universities
  • Facilitates the registration process of scholarships and research grants
  • Acts as a platform for evaluating the implementation of central banking education collaborations
  • Improve the quality of collaborations between Bank Indonesia and universities
  • Attract the interests of other universities to collaborate with Bank Indonesia
  • Aids in expanding education on central banking and disseminating Bank Indonesia policies, including to universities abroad
Benefits for Universities 
  • Facilitates material and other document sharing, either in the form of photos and/or videos of the the implementation of central banking education-related activities, as would social media
  • Accelerates the process of submitting central banking education needs, for example: the requirement of teachers on central banking materials either from Bank Indonesia or experts from other institutions, or the need for Training of Trainers / Public Lectures
  • Provides teaching materials from Bank Indonesia or other Universities
  • Facilitates coordination and collaborative researches with Universities
  • Acts as a platform that accelerates the submission of proposals for improving the quality of central banking education
  • Acts as a platform of competition while also encourages motivation to become the most active institution in the implementation of central banking education
  • Facilitates scholarship and research grant proposals
  • Acts as a platform for contributing to educate the community, especially in relations to central banking