Religion and religious leaders may make the best of this pandemic by becoming part of the solution to curb the spread of the virus.
In this week’s round-up of coronavirus articles by scholars around the globe, we explore the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 and the latest on drug trials.
Higher education institutions have started challenging the role of states as the dominant force in attracting foreign investment – particularly in terms of human talents and technological resources.
Starting July 1 2020, the Indonesian government will increase almost twice the premiums of its national health insurance to buffer its deficit. However such a move only addresses short-term problems.
After the 9/11 attacks, global security measures focused on terrorism. Now, after the COVID-19 pandemic, similar measures are being applied to countering disease.
Like the COVID-19 pandemic we're facing, racism is present in every nook and corner of this planet.
Our experts look at why people of colour are being hit harder by COVID-19, New Zealand's success in eliminating the virus, and the latest on drug trials.
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Traditional ecological knowledge of Indigenous peoples offers ways to adapt to climate impacts.
During normal times, and even more during the present pandemic, access to clean water and proper sanitation is essential.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Indonesian teachers have struggled to adapt to online learning. To overcome this, teachers should be taught to be bolder in introducing 'uncertainty in learning'.
Southeast Asia's largest economy, Indonesia, has again shown it prioritises the economy over its people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Drama on massive production and importation of HCQ/CQ throughout the world has once again served as a reminder that public policy must stand on solid scientific foundation.
COVID19 threatens to reverse years of Indonesia's positive trends in poverty alleviation. We highlight lessons from past policies to prevent another poverty hike during the pandemic.
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Traditional fishers are one of the most economically vulnerable professions in Indonesia. But, my research found that they are happier than those in other professions.
Bappenas conducted a simulation to predict how COVID-19 will impact poverty in Indonesia. Without intervention, the pandemic will drag at least 3.6 million Indonesians into poverty by the end of 2020.
Economic lockdowns and border restrictions have caused cross-border movement to plunge. Could this be the beginning of a system that's more resistant to global ecological disaster and pandemics?
A large part of the debt the Indonesian government is taking on to fight the COVID-19 pandemic is as a 50-year loan in US dollars. That could create a big problem in coming decades.
A look at what various countries – from Indonesia and Argentina to Canada and the US – are doing.
A holistic, cultural and local approach to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic is needed in Indonesia.
The decision is further proof that the government still prioritises the economy over its own people's well-being during this pandemic.