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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.

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