Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – Indonesia's poverty rate as of September 2022 was recorded at 9.57 percent or equivalent to 26.36 million people who are below the poverty line.
Poverty & Social Inequity
January 17, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – The Papua Province Statistics Indonesia (BPS) on Monday announced that the percentage of Papuans living in poverty as of September 2022 amounted to 26.80 percent, whic
December 26, 2022
Jakarta – As the World Health Organization hopes COVID-19 will no longer be a public-health emergency in 2023, vulnerable Indonesians have to face a tougher road to recovery compared to
December 21, 2022
Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – A recent survey has sounded alarms about inequality on the country's road to recovery, as vulnerable families, including households with disabled members or those
November 11, 2022
Beritasatu, Jakarta – Four members of a family aged between 42 and 71 were found dead inside their locked home in Citra Garden housing complex, West Jakarta on Thursday night, with poli
October 5, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – A total of 73,000 residents of Bogor Regency or 1.21 percent of the total population are living in extreme poverty.
September 25, 2022
Resty Woro Yuniar – I Made Nuka was torn when he had to choose in July between using what little money he had to either send his son to middle school or put food on the table for his fa
July 15, 2022
Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – Statistics Indonesia or BPS recorded that the number of poor people in the country continued to decline.
June 9, 2022
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on June 8 issued presidential instruction No.
February 20, 2022
Nivell Rayda, Jakarta – For days, Dede has not been feeling well. Her throat felt dry and sore, her coughing incessant and her muscles ached.
December 15, 2021
Jane Ho and Naazneen Karmali – Following a 2% contraction in 2020, Indonesia's economy is expected to grow nearly 4% this year, fueled partly by rising commodity exports.
December 12, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) Deputy Chairperson Anwar Abbas has made a statement strongly criticising the fact that 1 percent of the population controls half of the land in
November 4, 2021
Philanthropy is commendable as long as it's done right, an organization of Muslim clerics said in Indonesia, who just issued a fatwa (religious edict) declaring that giving money to str
September 1, 2021
Bisnis, Jakarta – To date, there are only three Indonesians that made it to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI) in 2021, which ranks the wealth of the world's 500 richest peop
April 6, 2021
Nadia Hamid – Jakarta is home to numerous luxurious malls, but these mega shopping centers often gloss over the extreme economic inequality in the capital, as one photo has painfully re
February 18, 2021
Antara, Jakarta – The latest data from Statistics Indonesia (BPS) related to people's main sources of income classifies the majority of households facing poverty in 2020 are the ones re
February 15, 2021
Millions of Indonesians fell into poverty during the pandemic, new data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) showed, pushing the country's poverty rate above 10 percent.
January 31, 2021
Kiki Siregar, Jakarta – Heavy rain suddenly poured down when Ahmad Marzuki, an office boy in Jakarta, was on his way home from a late shift in April 2018.
December 15, 2020
Erwida Maulia and Ismi Damayanti, Jakarta – Things were looking good back in January for Suryanti, an employee at a small travel agent in Bogor, a city south of the Indonesian capital o
October 2, 2020
Derrick A Paulo and Lewa Pardomuan, Jakarta – Torikhim knows the streets of Jakarta like the back of his hand.
August 27, 2020
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – Indonesia's recovery from the economic effects of the pandemic must focus on the sectors where the greatest number of workers have fallen into poverty
July 30, 2020
Mardika Parama, Jakarta – Fifteen Indonesians have amassed fortunes surpassing US$1 billion, with the Hartono brothers remaining the country's wealthiest people, according to Forbes ma
July 15, 2020
Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – Around 1.63 million Indonesians fell into poverty in March compared with September last year as the COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on the poor across the
May 29, 2020
Indonesia's Finance Ministry recently estimated that the national poverty rate will continue to increase amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with Java expected to be the most affected island i
May 8, 2020
Heru Andriyanto and Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has expressed concerns poverty rate in the country could climb to 12 percent from the current 9.2 percent
April 22, 2020
Farida Susanty, Jakarta – The government might have a prolonged struggle with eradicating poverty in the country as the months-long COVID-19 pandemic might set progress back to square
April 21, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – As the COVID-19 pandemic strikes the Indonesian economy, with almost 3 million people having lost their jobs and 70 million at risk of losing income because of
April 14, 2020
Tara Marchelin, Jakarta – The Covid-19 pandemic will roll back Indonesia's progress in eradicating poverty in the past year while pushing the unemployment level to its highest since 20
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – The government has projected that millions of people will fall into poverty and unemployment as the COVID-19 pandemic batters the Indonesian economy,
April 11, 2020
Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – In the past several weeks, the government has expanded several social assistance programs for low-income citizens across the country affected by the COVID-19 o
April 9, 2020
Beritasatu, Jakarta – The government has extended its social aid programs to offer more financial and food assistance to help Indonesia's most vulnerable during the peak of the coronav
March 16, 2020
Jakarta – The number of Indonesia's ultra rich is expected to jump by 57 percent to 1,060 individuals over the next four years, the second highest increase in Southeast Asia, according
March 1, 2020
Antara, Jakarta – The Joko Widodo (Jokowi) administration has outlined a reduction in the stunting and poverty rates as among the key targets for 2020 under its priority program to hon
February 4, 2020
Jakarta – Many of the oft-overlooked homeless population across the country struggle to secure decent accommodation and are forced to brave the streets, but few are willing to take thi
January 30, 2020
Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – While free from poverty, approximately 115 million Indonesians, or 45 percent of the country's population, have yet to achieve economic security and the l
January 15, 2020
Beritasatu, Jakarta – Indonesia's poverty rate was down to 9.22 percent according to the latest survey in September 2019, the government announced on Wednesday.
Bisnis, Jakarta – The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) announced that Indonesia's poverty rate up to September 2019 reached 9.22 percent.
December 5, 2019
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – Forbes Indonesia released its list of the 50 richest Indonesians on Thursday, showing that a large portion of the country's wealth is still controlled by
December 4, 2019
Naazneen Karmali – Citizens of the world's fourth most populous nation in May reelected President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to a second term, hoping he can steer the country through the glo
November 22, 2019
Jakarta – Vice President Ma'ruf Amin has backed the National Police's instruction for officers to refrain from exhibiting a luxurious lifestyle, even advising other state officials to
November 15, 2019
Riza Roidila Mufti, Jakarta – The cycle of poverty has demonstrated its effects on Indonesian children as a recent study shows that kids who are raised in poor families are likely to e
November 7, 2019
Jakarta – The latest assessment conducted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Food Research Institute (IFPRI) with support from the National Development Planning
October 10, 2019
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – The National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Alleviation (TNP2K) recently reported that one percent of the country's wealthiest are in control of nearly ha
October 8, 2019
Jakarta (Bisnis) – Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (Indef) senior economist Aviliani said that Indonesia is facing an income gap causing a concentration of capitals
August 16, 2019
Norman Harsono, Jakarta – The government is optimistic that it can reduce inequality and poverty rates next year by continuing current socio-economic initiatives.
July 17, 2019
Jakarta – The wealth disparity between Indonesians living in urban and rural areas remains even as the country's poverty rate decreased to 9.41 percent in March from 9.66 percent in Se
July 16, 2019
Jakarta – Statistics Indonesia (BPS) reported on Monday that the disparity of poverty levels between urban and rural areas remained very high as the national poverty rate decreased to
June 17, 2019
Jakarta (Bisnis) – Chairman of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) Bambang PS Brodjonegoro is optimistic that Indonesia's poverty rate and Gini coefficient will continu
May 28, 2019
It is now Ramadan – the holy month for Indonesia's Muslim majority – and, as happens every year, news about soaring food prices is dominating headlines.
February 12, 2019
Jakarta – The International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID) has called on the government to continue tackling the gap between the rich and poor by providing more beneficial