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October 31, 2023

Jakarta Post - October 31, 2023

Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – The government will roll out a new cash aid program for underprivileged families to help them deal with the impacts of the El Nino weather phenomenon, whic

October 12, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - October 12, 2023

Jakarta – The concerning official revelation last week that 34 out of 48, or 70 percent, of the pension funds managed by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) were mired in unhealthy financial

July 27, 2023

Jakarta Post - July 27, 2023

Phiengphathai (Nyai) Maniphone and Nguyen Thi Kim Cuc, Singapore – Indonesia may not be an aging society yet, but the country is expected to age at a faster pace due to the declining fe

March 27, 2023

Tempo - March 27, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – Head of National Food Agency (Bapanas) Arief Prasetyo Adi on Sunday announced that the government's rice food aid is currently being packaged and is set to be distribu

January 31, 2023

Jakarta Post - January 31, 2023

wAnindito Ariwandono, Bandung – "Tarps are really needed here. Not only to be used as roofs [...]" said a man in a video over the loud calls of frogs in the dark.

January 30, 2023

Coconuts Jakarta - January 30, 2023

It's a given (ha) by now, but we're happy to report that Indonesians are once again the most generous people in the world, according to a survey.

January 26, 2023

Jakarta Globe - January 26, 2023

Pudja Lestari, Jakarta – The government plans to spend Rp 476 trillion on social assistance programs as the Covid-19 pandemic is believed to be on course to become endemic, President Jo

October 17, 2022

UCA News - October 17, 2022

The Church in Indonesia is working toward eliminating food waste and hunger in the country by collecting and redirecting surplus food from different sources to those who need it.

August 29, 2022

Jakarta Globe - August 29, 2022

Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – The government has agreed on a budget of Rp 22 trillion for a cash assistance program to be distributed immediately among low-income families and workers

August 4, 2022

Jakarta Globe - August 4, 2022

Herman, Jakarta – The Jakarta Police halted the criminal investigation into the finding of more than 3.7 tons of government rice buried by delivery company JNE Express, saying on Thursd

July 21, 2022

Antara News - July 21, 2022

Indra A, Azis Kurmala, Jakarta – Head of the Presidential Staff Office (KSP) Moeldoko has said that the Indonesian government is serious about the welfare and progress of the people in

February 24, 2022

Tempo - February 24, 2022

Bisnis, Jakarta – Head of the Indonesian Pension Fund Association (ADPI) Suheri on Wednesday said Indonesia's pension fund participation rate is still underwhelming and fears 45 million

February 15, 2022

Tempo - February 15, 2022

M Faiz Zaki, Jakarta – The Indonesian Trade Union Association (Aspek Indonesia) on Monday officially sent a letter to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and the Minister of Manpower request

February 14, 2022

Tempo - February 14, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – Member of the House of Representatives (DPR) Commission overseeing manpower, Saleh Partaonan Daulay, opined that the government should review the Manpower Ministerial

July 30, 2021

Jakarta Globe - July 30, 2021

Jakarta – The Justice and Human Rights Ministry is donating 46,614 food packages for pandemic-affected communities across the archipelago.

July 20, 2021

CNBC - July 20, 2021

Eustance Huang – Indonesia needs to "protect the people" and spend more to support them during the pandemic – and it's not likely to impair the economic recovery, the country's finance

July 2, 2021

Tempo - July 2, 2021

Hendartyo Hanggi, Jakarta – Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati confirmed that the social cash assistance or BST program was extended by two months.

June 4, 2021

Jakarta Post - June 4, 2021

Vincent Fabian Thomas, Jakarta – Discounts on electricity bills for people living in small homes will end within weeks as the government terminates the financial aid on the grounds that

May 11, 2021

Jakarta Post - May 11, 2021

Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – Social Affairs Minister Tri "Risma" Rismaharini said she was ready to answer to the House of Representatives regarding the millions of duplicate data entries foun

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

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

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

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

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

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

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