- Indonesia’s COVID-19 daily case numbers continued to increase throughout 2020 and into early 2021 and was accompanied by the implementation of a social restriction policy.
- The economy has not completely recovered to prepandemic levels.
- Indonesia’s poverty rate declined slightly from 10.19% in September 2020 to 10.14% in March 2021, but this rate is still higher than it was before the pandemic (9.2% in September 2019).
- Households have used various coping mechanisms to meet their daily needs, such as selling assets or reducing expenditure.
- Social assistance programs can ease the burden on households during crises resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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