Dr. Restiani is an economist at SIWI Knowledge Services under the thematic area of Water, Energy and Food. Dr. Restiani is responsible for conducting research with internal and external clients and producing publications in related to economics.


Dr. Phillia Restiani is a Programme Manager (Economist) at SIWI Knowledge Services under the thematic area of Water, Energy, and Food (WEF) Nexus. She is responsible for conducting applied research, policy advisory, platform and capacity building, in relation to the economics and institutional issues of WEF Nexus. In addition to this, she also leads the Water as Financial Risk Platform at the Swedish Water House, working with Swedish companies and organisations to encourage collective action in managing water-related risks across the value chain. She has also engaged in a number of projects related to climate change. The projects she has been involved take place among others in Baltic Sea region, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, UNECE countries and Euphrates-Tigris river basin.


Dr. Restiani has over thirteen years of experience working in a wide range of areas in sustainable development: climate change mitigation and adaptation, public works, energy, and general environmental policies. She was the workstream leader for Indonesia’s National Strategy in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) under the Deputy Ministry at the Indonesia’s REDD+ Task Force. She 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 research and teaching activities at universities in Indonesia and Australia, policy analysis and consulting services for government agencies, and conducting advocacy with an environmental NGO.


Dr. Restiani has multidisciplinary educational trainings. She received her undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering and master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in Indonesia. Her PhD in Environmental Economics was awarded by the University of New South Wales in Australia. Dr. Restiani was also a recipient of the Australian Development Scholarship and the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Funds.