B. (Bebi) Sutomo


Bebi Sutomo joins the policy analysis section in 2020 as an external PhD student. She hails from Indonesia where she obtained a civil engineering major in urban and regional planning from the Institute Technology Indonesia (ITI) and social development management from University Indonesia (UI).

As a consultant, she has been involved in projects on environmental health and governance over various countries. She has engaged with governments, universities, and the non-government sector. She believes in the strength of collaborative approaches for enabling innovative solutions even when resources are limited. Her major interests are evidence-based policy, conflicts or wicked problems, outbreaks, leadership, partnership, diplomacy, low cost approach, early intervention, and prevention. Currently, she is a global advisory board member for India’s SDG Foundation, partnership advisory member at Bangun Indonesia Foundation, as well as ”gezondheidsambassadeur” at the Stichting Eigenwijks-Amsterdam.


Bebi’s research looks at the issues and challenges associated with health risk facing the urban poor who are lacking access to safe water supply and sanitation. Through comparative analysis and quasi experimentation she will try to strengthen WAS policies in Indonesia. It is expected the findings can be applied beyond Indonesia as an evidence base to stimulate progress towards improved water supply and sanitation for the urban poor in mitigating health risks. Her research is supervised by Dr. ir. Bert Enserink.

  • Hearne, Declan, Head, Brian W., Powell, Bronwyn, Sutomo, Bebi, Sipahutar, Hendrick and Voysey, Fatimawati (2015). Assessing social contracts: Assessing the potential of ‘social contracts’ to improve Indonesian water governance and service delivery, Brisbane, Australia: International Water Centre. https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:376689

Bebi Sutomo

PhD candidate

  • b.r.sutomo@tudelft.nl
  • Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management

    Building 31

    Room number: B1.390

    Tuesday - Thursday

Multi-Actor Systems

Policy Analysis

Research interests:
Governance of water supply and sanitation utilities
Public-private partnership

Humanitarian drones
Poverty alleviation
Disaster risk reduction