Archive for January, 2015

  •   The major Indonesia Project activities for the second half of 2014 were the Indonesia Update Conference and the Update book launches in Canberra and Sydney; the first ANU Indonesia Project – SMERU Research Institute Research Grants Workshop in Canberra; the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies (BIES) Economic Dialogues and Forum; […]

    Indonesia Project News no 18 July-December 2014

      The major Indonesia Project activities for the second half of 2014 were the Indonesia Update Conference and the Update book launches in Canberra and Sydney; the first ANU Indonesia Project – SMERU Research Institute Research Grants Workshop in Canberra; the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies (BIES) Economic Dialogues and Forum; […]

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  • Reported by Wildan Noor Ramadhan The first forum hosted by SMERU Institute was held on 2 October 2014. This study was based on SMERU’s qualitative social research in four-selected location in Dompu, Nusa Tenggara Barat, as a part of the Project’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in 2008. The project Eastern […]

    FKP 02 October 2014 : The Social and Economic Impact of National Road Improvement in Kabupaten Dompu, Nusa Tenggara Barat

    Reported by Wildan Noor Ramadhan The first forum hosted by SMERU Institute was held on 2 October 2014. This study was based on SMERU’s qualitative social research in four-selected location in Dompu, Nusa Tenggara Barat, as a part of the Project’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in 2008. The project Eastern […]

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  • Reported by Wildan Noor Ramadhan In this last October forum hosted by SMERU, Professor Gustav Papanek  (Emeritus Professor of Boston University) spoke about the economic choices that can be made by Indonesia’s next president in 2015. Gustav stated that Indonesia has a window of opportunity to achieve double digit growth […]

    FKP 29 October 2014: 21 Million Good Jobs and Double Digit Growth

    Reported by Wildan Noor Ramadhan In this last October forum hosted by SMERU, Professor Gustav Papanek  (Emeritus Professor of Boston University) spoke about the economic choices that can be made by Indonesia’s next president in 2015. Gustav stated that Indonesia has a window of opportunity to achieve double digit growth […]

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  • Reported by Wildan Noor Ramadhan 1. Inequality, Elite Capture, and Targeting of Social Protection Programs – Asep Suryahadi 2. Inequality and Stability in Democratic and Decentralized Indonesia – Mohammad Zulfan Tadjoeddin 3. Estimating the Impact of Inequality on Growth and Unemployment in Indonesia – Athia Yumna This forum was a […]

    FKP 13 October 2014: SMERU Research on Indonesia’s Inequality

    Reported by Wildan Noor Ramadhan 1. Inequality, Elite Capture, and Targeting of Social Protection Programs – Asep Suryahadi 2. Inequality and Stability in Democratic and Decentralized Indonesia – Mohammad Zulfan Tadjoeddin 3. Estimating the Impact of Inequality on Growth and Unemployment in Indonesia – Athia Yumna This forum was a […]

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  • Reported by Wildan Noor Ramadhan Speaker: Sudarno Sumanto, Policy Advisor – TNP2K & Senior Research Fellow – SMERU Research Institute Beras miskin, or more popularly known as Raskin program, is the largest social assistance program that subsidizes rice for the poor. Started in 1998, Raskin has 15,530,897 households as beneficiaries, which […]

    FKP 8 October 2014: Information and Competition as Power: Evidence from an RCT on the RASKIN Program in Indonesia

    Reported by Wildan Noor Ramadhan Speaker: Sudarno Sumanto, Policy Advisor – TNP2K & Senior Research Fellow – SMERU Research Institute Beras miskin, or more popularly known as Raskin program, is the largest social assistance program that subsidizes rice for the poor. Started in 1998, Raskin has 15,530,897 households as beneficiaries, which […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Foreign exchange reserves increase despite weak rupiah. Indonesia’s foreign exchange reserve rose in December despite large capital outflow and the central bank’s intervention to maintain rupiah from depreciating further below. Thursday (08/01), the central bank announced that its foreign reserve has piled to USD 111.9 billion by […]

    News Summary: 3 – 9 Jan 2015

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Foreign exchange reserves increase despite weak rupiah. Indonesia’s foreign exchange reserve rose in December despite large capital outflow and the central bank’s intervention to maintain rupiah from depreciating further below. Thursday (08/01), the central bank announced that its foreign reserve has piled to USD 111.9 billion by […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Fuel subsidy completely removed. Wednesday (31/12) as the country came to close the year 2014, Indonesia commenced an era of free-floating fuel prices. Under the new scheme, the total subsidy for petrol, which accounted for 65 percent of the total fuel subsidy, was completely overhauled. With this […]

    News Summary: 20 Dec 2014 – 2 Jan 2015

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Fuel subsidy completely removed. Wednesday (31/12) as the country came to close the year 2014, Indonesia commenced an era of free-floating fuel prices. Under the new scheme, the total subsidy for petrol, which accounted for 65 percent of the total fuel subsidy, was completely overhauled. With this […]

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