Rachma Indah Nurbani

Senior Researcher
About 

Rachma joined SMERU in 2009 as a researcher with quantitative background. Having being involved in many studies using the mixed-method approach, Rachma has also developed expertise in qualitative methods.

Rahma led a study that examined the dynamics of inequality in rural areas and the factors that significantly mark economic inequalities in Indonesian villages. She was also the leader of Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility in Indonesia study, which documented poor people’s experiences in facing food price volatility, in a form that enables common, policy-relevant insights into how food price volatility plays out in developing countries.

Rachma’s research interests cover child poverty and well-being, food and nutrition security, crisis and economic shock impact on poor and vulnerable group, government budget, unpaid care work, gender dimension of poverty, and inequality. Her biggest passion is supporting efforts to improve the quality of life of children in Indonesia through research.

Prior to joining SMERU, Rachma worked as a junior research analyst for Indonesia's National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas).

Rachma is a Ph.D. scholar at the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) and the Women in Social Economic Research Cluster (WiSER), School of Economics, Finance and Property, Curtin University.

Expertise 
Qualitative and qualitative research in child poverty and well-being
Education 
University of Rome - M.A., rural development
Universitas Indonesia - B.A., economics

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