Will South Asia be able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030?
After the pandemic, South Asian governments must spend money on making public services work, rather than relying on GDP growth to pull people out of poverty.
A child in a poor and isolated village in Rote Island, East Nusa Tenggara.
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.
Young children pass the time in their riverside shanty town on the banks of the heavily-polluted Ciliwung River.
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.
Potret seorang anak di suatu desa yang miskin dan terisolasi di Pulau Rote, Nusa Tenggara Timur.
BAPPENAS melakukan simulasi untuk memproyeksikan dampak COVID19 terhadap kemiskinan di Indonesia. Tanpa intervensi, pandemi ini akan membuat setidaknya 3.6 juta penduduk jatuh miskin.
Sekumpulan anak bermain di sisi Sungai Ciliwung yang penuh pencemaran.
COVID19 dapat membalikkan tren positif puluhan tahun penuntasan kemiskinan di Indonesia. Terdapat beberapa pelajaran dari kebijakan terdahulu untuk meredam kenaikan angka kemiskinan selama pandemi.
Angka partisipasi sekolah antara anak laki-laki perempuan di Indonesia setara, tapi masih ada bias gender dalam buku pelajaran.
Pendidikan di Indonesia mudah diakses perempuan, tapi kurikulum dan materi ajar masih diskriminatif.
The school enrolment rate between Indonesian boys and girls is virtually equal, but gender bias persists in school textbooks.
Indonesian textbooks represent gender equality better than their South Asian counterparts, but our analysis shows portrayals of women are still biased.
Dua orang siswi sedang belajar di sebuah madrasah di Jakarta Selatan.
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Riset menemukan bahwa rumah tangga miskin lebih memprioritaskan pendidikan mahal untuk anak laki-laki, sementara anak perempuan dikirmkan ke madrasah yang murah. Kenapa?
Students study at a
madrasa (Islamic school) in South Jakarta.
Research finds that poor households in rural Indonesia tend to prioritise high-cost schooling options for sons, while sending daughters to under-resourced Islamic schools. Why is this the case?
Moratorium hutan, transparansi data kehutanan dan perkebunan, serta tata kelola hutan berbasis masyarakat menjadi isu utama dalam termin kedua pemerintahan Jokowi. (Donny Sophandi/shutterstock)
Pemerintah Indonesia seharusnya bisa lebih transparan dan membuka akses publik terkait data perubahan lahan, membuat permanen moratorium hutan, hingga menerapkan pengelolaan hutan berbasis komunitas.
Entering the second term of his presidency, Jokowi administration needs to put forest and land fires as priority.
The Indonesian government should improve transparency and public access to land-use data, make the ban on new plantations on primary forests permanent, and give communities access to forests.
On the right track?
Research suggests the government's dismantling of democracy could cost the country dear.
Mali one of the world’s poorest countries would take about 31 years to eradicate poverty.
Countries with effective governments have reduced income poverty by almost twice the speed.
The entrance of Arte Moris, Dili, Timor Leste 2017.
Art helps the youth of Timor Leste express their resistance to legal and political authority in the country.
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Bangladesh is a global poster child when it comes to improving women’s status in the developing and the Muslim worlds. But a recent amendment to the country's marriage law threatens its progress.
Participants in the 2015 rally organised by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections in Malaysia.
Participants in the latest organised by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections in Malaysia will face a repressive state apparatus as well as an intimidating counter-movement known as Red Shirts.
Jeffrey Sachs: ‘we need to press governments to follow through on what they’ve promised’.
Jeffrey Sachs wants to press governments to follow through on their promises.
Bangladesh’s ruling party ministers say private schools and universities are responsible for the recent surge in terrorism, which includes the attack on a bakery in Dhaka.
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If the government is serious about tackling terrorism, politicisation and increased surveillance in private schools and universities will not be enough.
Many Muslim nations fare poorly for gender equity, but there are steps they can take and examples they can follow to make sure girls are properly educated.
Muslim countries worldwide have problems with gender equality. They dominate the bottom ten countries in the Global Gender Gap Report and none of the ten most successful countries offering equal opportunities…
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai.
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In a celebration of the rights of children, the 2014 Nobel Prize for Peace has been awarded to Malala Yousafzai, shot by the Taliban for going to school in Pakistan, and Kailash Satyarthi, who has been…