Health continues to be a priority in Indonesia. In 2006, the Indonesian Ministry of Health identified a number of health-related priorities, including an increase in health financing, and the implementation of a programme providing subsidized insurance for the poor. Indonesia is also in the process of rolling out a universal healthcare scheme.
SMERU consistently analyses and evaluates government health policies and programs to ensure they do not adversely affect Indonesia's poor. Our study on the implications of the universal health insurance scheme, known as Askeskin, has been cited in numerous subsequent studies. More recently, as part of a wider study across South-east Asia, we investigated the causes and consequences of limited access, equity, and affordability of health care in resource-poor Asian systems and identified potential solutions to these problems.
The Effects of Parental Death and Chronic Poverty on Children’s Education and Health: Evidence from IndonesiaJanuary, 2009
Qualitative Baseline Study for PNPM Generasi and PKH: The Availability and Use of the Maternal and Child Health Services and Basic Education Services in the Provinces of West Java and East Nusa TenggaraJuly, 2008
Making Services Work for the Poor in Indonesia: A Report on Health Financing Mechanisms in Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali A Case StudySeptember, 2005
Making Services Work for the Poor in Indonesia: A Report on Health Financing Mechanisms in Kabupaten Purbalingga, Central Java. A Case StudySeptember, 2005