Athia Yumna as Speaker in webinar on Analysis of The Socio-Economic Impacts of The Pandemic on Households in Indonesia

Thu, 03/04/2021

The United Nations Development Program, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Economic Development (Prospera) have joined hands to carry out a nationally representative assessment of the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 in Indonesia. with supported by Statistic Indonesia (BPS), The assessment has been designed and implemented in close coordination with government of Indonesia. As a final stage of this collaborative effort, the partners will jointly launch the report “Analysis of The Socio-Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Household in Indonesia”.

In this webinar, the SMERU Deputy Director of Research and Outreach, Athia Yumna, presented the findings of the assessment, which reveal the fact that the impact of COVID-19 on Indonesian households has been severe and is likely to continue in 2021. Among the worst effects of the pandemic are (i) three of four households, especially those with children and living in urban areas, experience reduced income, (ii) about 14% of household main breadwinners have to switch jobs due to the pandemic, half of them have moved from formal to informal jobs (iii) approximately 50% of Indonesian households do not have their own savings, so because of the pandemic, they have been forced to sell their belongings or lend money from friends and relatives, and (iv) 90% of family business got hit severely by the pandemic.

Watch the full recording of the webinar here.

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