ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

To work with our clients to build their capabilities that enable them to achieve sustainable development and growth. We are shaping the future. Together.

OUR VISION

We strive to help create and drive growth and productivity of individuals and institutions to achieve their optimal development.

OUR VALUES 

Commitment: We develop relationships with our clients to meet or exceed their expectations on every product or service we provide.

Quality: We provide outstanding products and unsurpassed service that, together, deliver premium value to our clients.

Integrity: We uphold the highest standards of integrity in all of our actions.

Teamwork: Our success is dependent upon the collective energy, intelligence, and contributions of all of our team members.

A Will to Succeed: We relentlessly pursuit and acquire knowledge and passionately share it with our clients for their successful development.

OUR APPROACHES

Become partner of our clients. Each project gives us the opportunity to transform our client’s outlook as well as our own, thereby shaping new approaches and programs that can produce meaningful and enduring impact.

OUR EXPERTISE covers the following areas:

Regional, City, and Regency Development

Assist provincial, city, and local (regency) governments of in developing countries in formulating, monitoring, and evaluating their strategic development plans.

Business, Market, and Policy Advisory

Provide market insights, economic analysis, and information on Indonesia’s government regulations to international business communities which plan to enter or expand their market/investment in Indonesia.

 

Educational Consulting

To assist international communities (individuals and institutions) who plan to pursue their higher education and professional trainings in the United States through our comprehensive international education programs.

OUR PEOPLE

Elwin Tobing
Founder and President

Elwin’s shared passion for local economic development in developing countries prompted him to start INADATA Consulting in Irvine, California. When he ran for the Parliament of Indonesia in 2014 and crisscrossed his election district (equivalent to an area of New Jersey with a population size of Alabama), he was struck by the poor development in many local economies. He recognized that the condition was mainly due to a lack of coherent and consistent economic development plan. Through INADATA, he developed “Regional & Urban Development Strategy” Program to equip local and regional leaders in crafting a consistent and strategic economic development plan.

Under the Program, and in collaboration with the University of California and the Central Government of Indonesia, Elwin has trained more than 250 leaders of Indonesia, ranging from governor, mayors, legislative members to other various levels of regional and local leaders. He had given lectures and training on economic development strategies to China’s local government officials and university professors at California State University Fullerton. He is currently working to expand the program to include leaders from other developing countries.

Elwin received his M.Sc. in Economic Policy and Planning from Northeastern University and Ph.D. in Economics from University of Iowa. He was a professor of economics at Azusa Pacific University where he was awarded the best teacher-mentor in 2013 and California State University Fullerton. His research has been published in Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Housing Economics, and Economics Letters.  

An avid writer, he has published more than 100 op-ed articles in major Indonesian newspapers, several books on nation building of Indonesia, and numerous blog articles on economic development issues.

Harya Dillon
Vice-Head of Regional Economic Development Program 
Stuart Strother
Head of Regional Economic Development Program

Received award from the City of Azusa, California for his contribution to the development of the City of Azusa. He earned his Ph.D. in regional development from University of Louisville, United States, and M.Sc., in Financial Economics from the University of London, United Kingdom. Currently, he is professor of economics and international business at Azusa Pacific University, California. Dr. Strother wrote books “China: Doing business in the Middle Kingdom” in 2012 and “Market Cities: Local Economic Development Strategies for the 21st Century” in 2014 and “City ranks: Living, Working and Doing Business in the Best Cities in America” in 2010. An expert in city and regional development planning and has traveled numerous times to East Asia regions, especially China, he is currently a professor of economics at Azusa Pacific University, California.

Rosida Ruth
Head of Educational Training

Rosida has extensive experience in the field of agricultural issues and marketing of agricultural products, particularly with regard to export. She worked for several years in Foreign Agriculture Service at the US Embassy in Jakarta, a consultant to the Ministry of Trade, as well as a marketing consultant for food and agriculture products both from the United States to the international market as well as from Indonesia to the United States. Rosida also has extensive experience in preparing and holding workshops for Indonesian government officials and businesses in the United States, particularly on the issues of export and import of agricultural products. Rosida earned her Masters in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from Cornell University, United States in 1995, and a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering in Agriculture from Bogor Agricultural Institute of Indonesia in 1990.

Completed his Ph.D. in Regional Science with concentration on City Transportation at University of California Irvine (UC Irvine), Harya Dillon received his M.Sc. in Urban and Regional Planning from UC Irvine and B.A. in Urban and Regional Planning from Bandung Institute of Technology. His research have been published in several international journals and his previous works were related to capacity building in regional planning and transportation.