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December 17, 2020

December 2, 2020

Jakarta Post - December 2, 2020

Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has instructed his ministers to ensure that the government's 2021 social aid budget is spent "as soon as possible" to stimul

November 13, 2020

Dev Policy Blog - November 13, 2020

Bu Wilson, Iram Saeed, Laura Afonso de Jesus, Caitlin Leahy, Pauline Tweedie – Timor-Leste, together with only a small number of countries globally, has to date successfully managed to

November 9, 2020

Indonesia at Melbourne - November 9, 2020

Linda Rae Bennett and Setiyani Marta Dewi – A key criticism of the Indonesian government's response to Covid-19 is that it has failed to ensure that emergency financial support reaches

November 6, 2020

Jakarta Post - November 6, 2020

Riska Rahman, Jakarta – The Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) has joined forces with the Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Ministry to expand the

November 1, 2020

Jakarta Post - November 1, 2020

Jakarta – Recognizing that dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic requires a collective effort, the Jakarta provincial administration launched in April the Large-Scale Social Collaboration

October 22, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 22, 2020

Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – The pandemic and its economic consequences have prompted many countries to scale up their social assistance programs through a strong, digitized govern

October 10, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 10, 2020

Mardika Parama, Jakarta – Recipients of the government-funded social assistance Family Hope Program (PKH) have seen their livelihoods improve after receiving conditional cash transfers,

October 8, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 8, 2020

Yunindita Prasidya, Jakarta – The government's wage subsidy program, earmarked to reach 15.7 million people in an effort to boost household spending and cushion the economic impacts of

September 18, 2020

Jakarta Post - September 18, 2020

Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – The government will need to augment its social safety net to offset the economic blow of the reimposed large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Jakar

Jakarta Post - September 18, 2020

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The North Sumatra National Movement to Safeguard the Ulema Fatwa (GNPF) has filed a lawsuit against the General Elections Commission (KPU) and the Elections Sup

September 17, 2020

Jakarta Post - September 17, 2020

Jakarta – The government will not provide additional social aid for the nine provinces hardest hit by COVID-19, economic recovery task force head Budi Gunadi Sadikin said on Wednesday.

September 9, 2020

September 3, 2020

Jakarta Post - September 3, 2020

Nina A. Loasana, Jakarta – The government is set to change the mechanism for several social safety net (SSN) programs because of the poor disbursement of aid.

August 28, 2020

Jakarta Post - August 28, 2020

Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – The government will start to disburse Rp 2.4 million (US$163) in cash aid for workers starting on Thursday as part of its latest measure to boost spending

Jakarta Post - August 28, 2020

Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – The government has spent Rp 183.5 trillion (US$12.6 billion), 26.4 percent, of the total budget for the COVID-19 response, mostly to fund social assis

August 27, 2020

Tempo - August 27, 2020

Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Thursday, August 27, 2020, has officially launched the employee's wage subsidy program at the State Palace in Central Jakarta.

August 25, 2020

Jakarta Post - August 25, 2020

Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo met on Tuesday with 200 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in Banda Aceh to disburse the productive social assi

August 24, 2020

Jakarta Globe - August 24, 2020

Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – The Finance Ministry has begun to transfer Rp 66.5 trillion, or $4.5 billion of cash to 15.7 million workers and 12 million small business owners on Mond

August 19, 2020

August 6, 2020

Jakarta Globe - August 6, 2020

Anselmus Bata, Jakarta – The government would transfer a fixed amount of money to the bank accounts of 13.8 million workers every month for the next four months in an attempt to boost

July 23, 2020

Jakarta Post - July 23, 2020

Sausan Atika, Jakarta – The government has committed to assisting citizens hit hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak until the end of the year, but persistent issues of data reliability hav

July 3, 2020

Nikkei Asian Review - July 3, 2020

Ismi Damayanti and Shotaro Tani, Jakarta – Siti Alfira's family has been hoping to receive some financial assistance ever since the Indonesian government announced plans in April to pr

June 20, 2020

Eurasia Review - June 20, 2020

Alexander R Arifianto and Jonathan Chen – As an emerging economy, Indonesia has made significant progress alleviating poverty within the past four decades.

June 5, 2020

Jakarta Post - June 5, 2020

Jakarta – The Indonesian Ombudsman has received hundreds of complaints about the distribution of COVID-19 social aid, including alleged recipient data manipulation and benefit cuts.