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
Social Security & Welfare
October 22, 2020
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
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
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
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 – 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 – 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
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
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
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
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
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