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Public assistance programs are intended to help people up – but that’s not always how recipients experience the aid. Ascent/PKS Media Inc./Getty

Life on welfare isn’t what most people think it is

The stories people tell about welfare rarely match up with the stories told by people actually receiving aid.
A child in a poor and isolated village in Rote Island, East Nusa Tenggara. (Shtterstock/Reezky Pradata)

Without intervention, model shows COVID-19 will drag at least 3.6 million Indonesians into poverty

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.

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