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.
Making Services Work for the Poor in Indonesia: A Report on Health Financing Mechanisms (JPK-Gakin) Scheme in Kabupaten Purbalingga, East Sumba, and TabananSeptember, 2005
Making Services Work for the Poor in Indonesia: A Report on Health Financing Mechanisms in Kabupaten East Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara. A Case StudySeptember, 2005
Assessing the Impact of Indonesian Social Safety Net Programs on Household Welfare and Poverty DynamicsAugust, 2004
A Baseline Study of Decentralization/Regional Autonomy A survey of Processes and Performance Indicators Across Twelve Kabupaten/kotaMay, 2000