Impact of COVID-19 on Employment: Designing Indonesia's Economic Recovery Strategy

Muhammad Adi Rahman, Peneliti The SMERU Research Institute
Agung Pambudhi, Direktur APINDO Research Institute
M. Firman Hidayat, Plt. Kepala Subdirektorat Perencanaan Ekonomi Makro, Bappenas

This webinar is in Bahasa Indonesia only

The economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the employment situations in Indonesia. The implementation of the Large-Scale Social Restrictions policy in a number of regions in Indonesia to contain the spread of the virus has implications for the temporary break in social and economic activities of the community. The cessation of production activities has implications for the declining rate of economic growth in Indonesia. From the business perspective, the cessation of production activities greatly affects companies’ cash flow and hence the temporary layoff of a large number of employees and even termination of employment in effort to minimize the company's operational costs. Therefore, the right strategies and policies are needed to overcome the increase in unemployment and accelerate the process of national economic recovery.

In order to enrich policy discourse related to efforts to reduce unemployment and to recover national economic situation, the SMERU Research Institute held a webinar on "The Impact of COVID-19 on Employment: Designing Indonesia's Economic Recovery Strategy".

This webinar aims to

  • Map the potential increase in unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Understand the dynamics and strategies of the business world in dealing with crises.
  • Discuss the direction of government policies and strategies in tackling the increase in unemployment and the recovery of the national economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: Friday, July 10, 2020 , 09:30 - 11:00
Zoom Webinar
Contact Person: Ratri Indah Septiana ,

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