KOMPAS cite research by SMERU Research Institute that stated female-headed households are relatively poorer than families headed by men.
Widjajanti Isdijoso (Deputy Director for Research and Outreach at SMERU) in collaboration with Nils Grede (Deputy Country Director at World Food Programme Indonesia) wrote an article for the Jakarta Post about how the next Indonesia Government should focus on reducing stunting.
In the KOMPAS Article, Asep Suryahadi (Director of the SMERU Institute Research Institute) stated, So far the protection policy or safety network Focused to the poor and the poorest while the middle class also need the social protection because it is also prone to suffering.
Indonesia should be transformed into producer countries. Systematic and sustainable measures must be taken to build a strong economic fundamentals in order to create jobs, reduce unemployment, eradicate poverty and reduce inequality in well-being.