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Poverty & Social Inequity

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July 10, 2024

Jakarta Post Editorial - July 10, 2024

Jakarta – It would be unwise to assume that the decline in the poverty rate in Indonesia, which reached a historic low of 9.03 percent in March according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS),

July 4, 2024

Jakarta Post - July 4, 2024

Deni Ghifari, Jakarta – The country's poverty rate has fallen to a historic low this year while inequality, as measured by the Gini coefficient, has hit its lowest point in more than a

July 2, 2024

Tempo - July 2, 2024

Melynda Dwi Puspita, Jakarta – Statistics Indonesia (BPS) has recently released the latest data on the country's poverty rate as of March 2024, revealing a decrease of 0.33 percent to 9

July 1, 2024

Jakarta Globe - July 1, 2024

Arnoldus Kristianus, Jakarta – The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) reported that the number of people living in poverty in March 2024 fell to 25.22 million, a decrease of 680,000 (0.33

June 26, 2024

Jakarta Globe - June 26, 2024

Whisnu Bagus Prasetyo, Jakarta – The Hartono brothers, owners of Djarum Group, have overtaken coal magnate Low Tuck Kwong, moving to second and third place on Forbes' list of Indonesia'

June 13, 2024

Jakarta Globe - June 13, 2024

Alfida Rizky Febrianna, Jakarta – The Institute for Demographic and Poverty Studies (IDEAS) projects Indonesia's potential qurban economy for 2024 to reach Rp 28.2 trillion ($1.7 billio

May 13, 2024

Jakarta Globe - May 13, 2024

Whisnu Bagus Prasetyo, Jakarta – Indonesia's wealthiest conglomerate, Prajogo Pangestu, has secured the 25th position on Forbes' Real-Time Billionaires List, according to the latest upd

February 26, 2024

Jakarta Post - February 26, 2024

Jakarta – Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy said it would be unrealistic to expect Indonesia's poverty rate to fall to 7.5 percent this year to meet t

February 12, 2024

Jakarta Post Editorial - February 12, 2024

Jakarta – Economic inequality was one of the issues raised over the last few weeks during the presidential election campaigns, but unfortunately, none of the three candidates put forwar

December 20, 2023

Jakarta Post - December 20, 2023

Deni Ghifari, Jakarta – Newly released data from Statistics Indonesia (BPS) reveal a deep discrepancy between the haves and the have-nots in Jakarta, given that the townspeople's spendi

December 6, 2023

Forbes - December 6, 2023

Singapore – Despite slowing exports and a dip in the benchmark stock index, the collective net worth of tycoons on the 2023 Forbes list of Indonesia's 50 Richest rose 40% to a record US

Tempo - December 6, 2023

Raden Putri, Andika Dwi, Jakarta – Forbes, an American business magazine, regularly publishes a list of the world's richest people on its Real-Time Billionaires ranking site.

September 13, 2023

Tempo - September 13, 2023

Riri Rahayu, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy has spoken out about the poverty rate in Papua which has not been declining.

August 24, 2023

Tempo - August 24, 2023

Amy Heppy, Jakarta – Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Cultural Affairs said that there are currently 3.3 million Indonesians in extreme poverty.

August 10, 2023

Jakarta Post - August 10, 2023

Deni Ghifari, Jakarta – Indonesia has become slightly more unequal over the past three years, even as more people have been lifted out of poverty, a fact that experts attribute to econo

July 20, 2023

Tempo - July 20, 2023

Mutia Yuantisya, Jakarta – Statistics Indonesia (BPS) of Jakarta Office recorded that the city's poverty rate in March 2023 stood at 4.44 percent, down 0.09 percent compared to March 20

July 19, 2023

Tempo - July 19, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – Statistics Indonesia (BPS) announced that the country's poverty rate was at 9.36 percent as of March 2023, down from September 2022's 9.57 percent.

June 14, 2023

Tempo - June 14, 2023

Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo highlighted the low budget for the poverty alleviation programs while the rate of impoverishment in the country remains high

May 15, 2023

Tempo - May 15, 2023

Riri Rahayu, Antara, Jakarta – A public policy observer from Jakarta Trisaksi University, Trubus Rahadiansyah, assessed that the government is reluctant to update its poverty lin

May 11, 2023

Jakarta Post - May 11, 2023

Deni Ghifari, Jakarta – The World Bank has called on Indonesia to expand its poverty eradication efforts to protect the millions of citizens it says are in danger of falling back into p

May 3, 2023

Tempo - May 3, 2023

Reno Eza Mahendra, Jakarta – Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy stated that the majority of workers in the country are among the sandwic

March 11, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - March 11, 2023

Jakarta – Flaunting wealth seems to be an obsession these days, fueled in large part by the reach and instant gratification of social media.

February 22, 2023

February 8, 2023

Tempo - February 8, 2023

Riri Rahayu, Jakarta – Head of the National Planning Agency (Bappenas) Suharso Monoarfa acknowledged that high economic growth did not significantly lower the poverty rate.

January 31, 2023

Tempo - January 31, 2023

Jakarta – Head of the General Affairs Division of the Jakarta Central Statistics Agency (BPS), Suryana, said that he was discussing efforts to reduce extreme poverty in the capital city

January 17, 2023

Tempo - January 17, 2023

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.

Tempo - 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 Post Editorial - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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

Tempo - 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

AsiaOne - 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

Tempo - 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

Tempo - June 9, 2022

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on June 8 issued presidential instruction No.

February 20, 2022

Channel News Asia - 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

Forbes - 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

CNN Indonesia - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Tempo - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Tempo - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Channel News Asia - 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

Nikkei Asia - 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

Channel News Asia - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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