Review of Public Expenditure for Stunting Prevention at Regional Level: The Factors Influencing Stunting Prevalence Variation in Six Kabupaten/Kota in Indonesia

Indonesia is one among countries in the world with severe nutrititional status in the world with its stunting prevalence of around 31%. This is not directly proportional to the government’s increased expenditure in their nutrition improvement attempt that it gives rise to a question on the effectiveness of the interventions they have made.

Baseline Study on BASAbali's Evaluation of Youth Civic Participation in Bali and South Sulawesi

Civic participation by young people plays in an important role in society through their actions to address public issues. Youth civic participation can be voluntary or mandatory (driven by norms/laws) and done individually or collectively. In this baseline study, we have explored the profile and current situation of youth civic participation in Greater Denpasar and Greater Makassar to look into the changes in youth civic participation and youth’s participation behavior through the BASAbali program.





This research specifically explores the dynamics of inequality in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Indonesia and factors that correlate with it both at macro and micro levels. 





This research seeks to better understand the welfare of the elderly and the existing social protection programs targeting the group.

Preliminary Study of e-Warong Kube-PKH Program Implementation

This publication is only available in Indonesian.


The Situation of Older People and Their Access to Social Protection Programs: A Qualitative Study in DKI Jakarta, DI Yogyakarta, and Bali

This publication is only available in Bahasa Indonesia.

Direct Cash Transfer-Village Fund for Mitigating Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Story from the Villages

  • The Direct Cash Transfer-Village Fund (BLT-DD) program implemented by villages indicates the villages’ ability to manage social assistance programs transparently and accountably.
  • The key is village deliberation meeting as the highest-ranked decision-making forum which is held openly and participatorily.
  • BLT-DD facilitators’ presence at the meeting is needed to verify and monitor the democratic process.

Same Storm, Different Ark: Coping Strategies of the Vulnerable Communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused changes in multiple aspects of life. As a response to these changes, the vulnerable communities have been forced to set out their coping strategies. Looking at their livelihoods, the vulnerable communities working in the nonagricultural sector have experienced an income decline during the pandemic. In contrast, the vulnerable communities working in the agricultural sector, such as land-owning farmers and agricultural business owners, have been able to maintain their income level.

Examining Issues in Indonesia's Public Communication Strategies during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Indonesian government issued various policies to keep the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic under control as cases fluctuated during the outbreak. However, the public communication strategies used by the government to handle the pandemic have not been effective, while effective communication is vital in fostering understanding and trust, as well as in maintaining people’s risk perception.





In general, this study is aimed at learning about the existence of social protection programs for the elderly and their implementation, notably those in the form of social assistance, in the 2019–2021 period.

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