Dr. Phillia Restiani

Position at SIWI: Programme Officer, Knowledge Services
Email: phillia.restiani@siwi.org
Phone: +46 8 121 360 93


Dr Phillia Restiani is an Economist at SIWI Knowledge Services under the thematic area of Water Economics. Dr Restiani is responsible for conducting high quality research with internal and external clients and producing publications related to water economics.  Her work areas include environmental valuation, market design and economic instruments, cost benefit analysis, empirical economic modelling, risk and vulnerability analysis, and investment under uncertainty. The projects she has been involved take place among others in Baltic Sea region, Cambodia, China, and Euphrates-Tigris river basin. In addition to this she has also been working in facilitating development partnerships between Sweden and Indonesia in climate and forestry, and in capacity building activities. Currently, she also coordinates SIWI’s cross cutting work on poverty reduction.


Dr Restiani has over thirteen years of experiece working in a wide range of areas of sustainable development: climate change mitigation and adaptation, public works, energy, and environmental policies. Prior to joining SIWI, Dr Restiani was a workstream leader for Indonesia’s National Strategy in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) under a Deputy Minister at the Indonesia’s REDD+ Task Force. She has also worked for the Center for Energy and Environmental Markets at the University of New South Wales in Australia and the US-based International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). Dr Restiani has experience in working with various development actors, from intensive teaching at a few universities in Indonesia and Australia, consulting services for government agencies, and conducting advocacy and environmental education with an NGO.


Dr Phillia Restiani has multidisciplinary educational trainings. She received both her undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering and master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in Indonesia. She was awarded a PhD in Environmental Economics from the University of New South Wales in Australia.