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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.

May 28, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 28, 2020

Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – The government missed its self-appointed target of disbursing cash transfer assistance ahead of Idul Fitri on Sunday, as various city and regency admi

May 24, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 24, 2020

Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – Members of the Indonesian diaspora are lending a hand in the domestic struggle against COVID-19, although they have said that the government could do mor

May 22, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 22, 2020

Eisya A. Eloksari, Jakarta – The government has tried out a facial recognition verification system to make it easier for recipients to claim social assistance.

May 19, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 19, 2020

Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – The COVID-19 crisis has exposed fundamental problems in the distribution of social assistance, particularly the lack of reliable recipient data, as th

May 18, 2020

Reuters - May 18, 2020

Heru Asiprihanto, Adi Kurniawan, Depok, Indonesia – Alarmed by how the coronavirus pandemic has left many Indonesians destitute, a group of volunteers are providing free meals to vulne

May 13, 2020

Tempo - May 13, 2020

Hendartyo Hanggi, Dio Suhenda (Intern Translator), Jakarta – West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has expressed his concerns over the inflating number of social aid recipients, as it has in

Jakarta Globe - May 13, 2020

Tara Marchelin, Jakarta – The Indonesian Ombudsman said complaints about the government's social aid programs dominated hundreds of inquiries to its new Covid-19 online complaint cente

May 11, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 11, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – Since Jakarta implemented large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to curb the spread of COVID-19, 38-year-old Rasmono from Batang, Central Java, has lost his li

Jakarta Post - May 11, 2020

Suherdjoko, Semarang – The Central Java administration is set to distribute sembako (staple food packages) to its residents living in Greater Jakarta, as the COVID-19 crisis has seen a

May 9, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 9, 2020

Jakarta – The COVID-19 economic downturn has caused two thirds of West Java residents to need assistance, governor Ridwan Kamil has said, while criticizing the central government for m

May 8, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 8, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – Since Jakarta implemented large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to curb the spread of COVID-19, 38-year-old Rasmono from Batang, Central Java, has lost his li

May 7, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 7, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – Social Affairs Minister Juliari Batubara has responded to mounting criticism surrounding the delivery of aid, saying the data discrepancies in social assistanc

May 4, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 4, 2020

Sausan Atika, Ganug Nugroho Adi and Fadli, Batam/Jakarta – While millions of people out of work are depending on the arrival of social assistance to weather the COVID-19 crisis, bureau

Jakarta Post - May 4, 2020

Apriza Pinandita, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has called for transparency in the distribution of social assistance in response to the COVID-19 outbreak amid mounting issue

April 30, 2020

The Conversation - April 30, 2020

Victoria Fanggidae and Jonatan A Lassa – As the world hits a perfect storm of COVID-19, governments worldwide are encountering the most challenging and noble tasks in their history: to

April 29, 2020

CNN Indonesia - April 29, 2020

Jakarta – A photograph of Klaten Regent Sri Mulyani printed on a packet of social assistance (bansos) for those impacted upon by the corona virus (Covid-19) epidemic has attracted a po

April 28, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 28, 2020

Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – The government has disbursed around Rp 70 billion (US$4.5 million) in cash assistance for some 116,000 families using village funds to help them cope with

April 27, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 27, 2020

Hendarsyah Tarmizi, Jakarta – Indonesia's low internet penetration rate has impeded the effectiveness of the government's COVID-19 social assistance programs as the government relies h

Jakarta Post - April 27, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – East Bolaang Mongondow (Boltim) Regent Sehan Salim Landjar in South Sulawesi is in the spotlight after expressing his disappointment toward President Joko "Jok

April 21, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 21, 2020

Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – The National Alms Agency (Baznas) has reminded its agencies across the nation to help campaign against donation distribution involving mass gatherings dur

July 1, 2019

Jakarta Post - July 1, 2019

Suherdjoko, Salatiga, Central Java – The Social Affairs Ministry plans to establish children's welfare centers in 111 regencies in Indonesia.