Analysis of the Socioeconomic Impact of the Pandemic on Indonesian Households

Thursday, March 4, 2021

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has an impact on the economy of households in Indonesia, with 50% of them suffering from financial distress. Limited employment because of contracted business activities as the result of the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) led to families receiving less income, while prices of daily necessities tended to climb up. It has also been more difficult to access basic social services, such as health and education services, during the pandemic. It is necessary to conduct a more in-depth analysis of the socioeconomic impact of the pandemic on income and expenditure of households in Indonesia so that the problem mapping becomes clear and the problems are easier to tackle.

UNDP Indonesia, UNICEF Indonesia, Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Economic Development (Prospera), and The SMERU Research Institute, with the support from the Statistics Indonesia (BPS), conducted a study to analyze the socioeconomic impact of the pandemic on households. This study was focused on vulnerable groups, such as children, women, and people with disabilities and involved more than 12,000 families in 34 provinces and 247 kabupaten (districts) in the period of October–December 2020.

For the last stage of the collaborative project, the partners involved collectively launched a report entitled “Analysis of the Socioeconomic Impact of the Pandemic on Indonesian Households”. Bringing together policymakers, UN bodies, donors, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), academia, the private sector, and the public, the launch aimed at disseminating the research findings on the socioeconomic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and their policy implications for 2021 and beyond.


  1. Suahasil Nazara (Wakil Menteri Keuangan)
  2. Alison Duncan (Executive Director, Diplomatic Academy, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
  3. Kanasugi Kenji (Duta Besar Jepang untuk Republik Indonesia)
  4. Debora Comini (Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific, UNICEF)
  5. Norimasa Shimomura (Resident Representative, UNDP Indonesia)
  6. Athia Yumna (Wakil Direktur Bidang Penelitian dan Penjangkauan, The SMERU Research Institute)
  7. Vivi Yulaswati (Staf Ahli Menteri PPN Bidang Sosial dan Penanggulangan Kemiskinan)
  8. Vivi Alatas (Chief Executive Officer, Asakreativita)
  9. Titik Anas (Staf Khusus Bidang Perumusan Kebijakan Fiskal Sektoral)

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