Archive for February, 2016

  • Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir Statistics update: January trade balance on the surplus. January trade balance posted a surplus of USD 50.2 million in January, after two consecutive months of deficit. It defied earlier expectation that trade balance would be deficit. The pattern of deficit, however, still followed the trend […]

    News Summary 6 – 26 February 2016

    Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir Statistics update: January trade balance on the surplus. January trade balance posted a surplus of USD 50.2 million in January, after two consecutive months of deficit. It defied earlier expectation that trade balance would be deficit. The pattern of deficit, however, still followed the trend […]

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  • On 24 February 2016, Adjunct Associate Professor Chris Manning (ANU Indonesia Project and Gadjah Mada University) presented his work on Indonesia’s international labor migration. The migration has been dominated by the service industries with great concentration on unskilled and vulnerable workers. This was due to the high demand on domestic […]

    [ISG] Whither Indonesian labour migration? Development in the past decade

    On 24 February 2016, Adjunct Associate Professor Chris Manning (ANU Indonesia Project and Gadjah Mada University) presented his work on Indonesia’s international labor migration. The migration has been dominated by the service industries with great concentration on unskilled and vulnerable workers. This was due to the high demand on domestic […]

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  • Local fishermen in Indonesia are catching less fish. Whatever the reason, it is a significant problem for those who live on small islands in particular, as fish make up about 90 per cent of the protein they eat. A team of Indonesian and Australian social scientists is looking at how […]

    Fishing for food security

    Local fishermen in Indonesia are catching less fish. Whatever the reason, it is a significant problem for those who live on small islands in particular, as fish make up about 90 per cent of the protein they eat. A team of Indonesian and Australian social scientists is looking at how […]

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  • By Mari Pangestu, University of Indonesia This article was first published in the East Asia Forum. Despite its economic and strategic importance, the United States has not given priority to ASEAN until recently. There was hope that this would begin to change with the US pivot to Asia in 2009. […]

    The importance of ASEAN centrality in Sunnylands

    By Mari Pangestu, University of Indonesia This article was first published in the East Asia Forum. Despite its economic and strategic importance, the United States has not given priority to ASEAN until recently. There was hope that this would begin to change with the US pivot to Asia in 2009. […]

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  • “Indonesia labor market has a significant skill premium” was what Dr Tri Mulyaningsih (Sebelas Maret University), Professor Anne Daly (University of Canberra), Dr Riyana Miranti (IGPA, University of Canberra), and Adjunct Professor Chris Manning (ANU) wanted to elaborate in their paper which was presented on 17 February 2016. On this […]

    [ISG] Trends and Patterns in the Skill Premium in Indonesia

    “Indonesia labor market has a significant skill premium” was what Dr Tri Mulyaningsih (Sebelas Maret University), Professor Anne Daly (University of Canberra), Dr Riyana Miranti (IGPA, University of Canberra), and Adjunct Professor Chris Manning (ANU) wanted to elaborate in their paper which was presented on 17 February 2016. On this […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir Economic growth 2015 slowed but better than expected. The final figure for 2015 economic growth was just released this week by Indonesia’s Central Statistics Agency (BPS), it was recorded at 4.79 percent. Growth marked the fifth consecutive annual decline, but was a surprise considering earlier […]

    News Summary 16 January – 5 February 2016

    Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir Economic growth 2015 slowed but better than expected. The final figure for 2015 economic growth was just released this week by Indonesia’s Central Statistics Agency (BPS), it was recorded at 4.79 percent. Growth marked the fifth consecutive annual decline, but was a surprise considering earlier […]

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  • Reported by Bayu Tegar Perkasa “Indonesia is experiencing both a fast increase in HIV prevalence and a change in HIV epidemic,” said Adiatama Y.M. Siregar (Center for Economics and Development Studies, Universitas Padjajaran/CEDS UNPAD) in the first FKP on 4 November 2015 held by CEDS UNPAD. Though some interventions have […]

    FKP 4 November 2015: HIV Patients Drop-out in Indonesia

    Reported by Bayu Tegar Perkasa “Indonesia is experiencing both a fast increase in HIV prevalence and a change in HIV epidemic,” said Adiatama Y.M. Siregar (Center for Economics and Development Studies, Universitas Padjajaran/CEDS UNPAD) in the first FKP on 4 November 2015 held by CEDS UNPAD. Though some interventions have […]

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