Our continuous engagement in research and observation on democratic reform specified our study on five areas: electoral politics, social policy (bureaucratic reform, ethnic and minority issues, labor, health, gender, poverty, and education), identity politics, digital politics, and security sector reform (military professionalism and democratic civilian control). We observed the dynamics of electoral politics by emphasizing on electoral process, party system, and political dynamics in the parliament. We also focus on the preferences and political behavior of voters in elections as well as perceptions of government performances and policies, through surveys on public opinion.In 2018, we conducted periodic research on millennials: its social, political, economic, and religious preferences. Addressing trending issues of diversity and tolerance, we also examined the manifestation of identity politics in 2018 Regional Elections and 2019 Presidential Election. As the election period draws nearer, Department of Politics and Social Change conducted series of public seminar to discuss presidential candidates’ visions on various issues—from politics to bureaucratic reform—by inviting both candidates’ campaign team and experts. The department also continues to engage and collaborate with international research projects and donors, such as the European Commission-funded Competing Regional Integration in Southeast Asia (CRISEA), Management Systems International (MSI) for USAID-CEGAH program, Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI), and International Republican Institute (IRI).