Asri Yusrina is a Senior Researcher on the RISE Indonesia team based at the SMERU Research Institute. She completed her master’s degree in Economics at the University of Queensland, Australia. Setting her focus on applied econometrics in microeconomics, she wrote a thesis about the effect of a teacher certification program on the absence status of civil service teachers. Her knowledge in education research has been deepened through her involvement in the Study on Teacher Absenteeism and Independent Impact Evaluation of the KINERJA Program. She has experiences in managing surveys and is knowledgeable on Indonesian datasets such as National Socio-Economic Survey (Susenas).