Guest Lecturer at a Short Course on Social Policy and Development

Wed, 12/02/2015






On Wednesday, 25 November 2015, Dr. Asep Suryahadi gave a lecture on “Inequality and Poverty Reduction” on the third day of the five-day course.

This short course is part of the social policy and development subject activities of the School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Melbourne, held at the Depok campus of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP), Universitas Indonesia, for five consecutive days, from 23th to 27th November 2015.

The subject investigates the roles played by states, markets, and communities in the developing world (with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region, and especially Indonesia) in responding to key social policy issues such as poverty and welfare, unemployment, old age, health, disability, and the socioeconomic position of women.

The participants are master students from School of Social and Political Science, The University of Melbourne and a number of master students from Social Welfare Science, Universitas Indonesia.



The students are expected to:

  • have an understanding of the different ways in which social policy issues are described and addressed in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region;
  • have developed comparative policy analysis and research skills;
  • have developed the capacity to initiate networks with social policy professional and community actors in the Asia Pacific region


The Content of the Lecture:

  1. Lorenz Curve and Gini Ratio
  2. Trends in Poverty and Inequality
  3. The Causes of High and Increasing Inequality
  4. The Impact of Increasing Inequality
  5. Policy Options for Reducing Poverty and Inequality

This lecture is part of SMERU services to provide consultations, training sessions, and workshops in order to strengthen the role of civil society and academic in the formulation and implementation of public and private sector policies. 

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