Developing Inclusive Labor Market Information to Optimize the Implementation of The Unemployment Benefit

Law No. 1 of 2020 on Job Creation (Job Creation Law) states that the Unemployment Benefit (JKP) has the objective of easing the burden of laid-off workers in landing a new job and maintaining their standard of living. One of the benefits JKP offers is access to labor market information (IPK), namely the Karirhub-Sistem Informasi Ketenagakerjaan1 (Karirhub-Sisnaker), which is the national job platform provided by the Ministry of Labor. To support optimal implementation of JKP, the Ministry of Labor needs to make Karirhub-Sisnaker inclusive.

State of the Ecosystem for Youth Entrepreneurship in Indonesia

Young people dominate the unemployed population in Indonesia: three quarters of unemployed people were youth in 2019 and the level of youth unemployment increased from 13.03 percent to 15.23 percent between August 2019 and August 2020. At the same time, with the country’s demographic dividend and a high volume of public consumption, youth entrepreneurship in Indonesia has the potential to mitigate youth unemployment, build robust and inclusive economic growth and contribute to sustainable development.

Anticipating The Potential Impact of The Crisis Resulting from The Covid-19 Pandemic on Indonesia’s Employment Sector

The economic crisis triggered by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had an impact on the employment situation in Indonesia. There are at least two implications of the crisis on the employment sector: (i) an increase in unemployment rate and (ii) changes in the landscape of the labor market.

Annual Report 2020

In late 2019, we—the SMERU management and staff—finalized the SMERU Strategic Plan 2020–2024. The strategic plan aims to increase SMERU’s relevance and improve the institute’s financial sustainability. With our focus still on quality research to contribute to the formulation of pro-poor socioeconomic policies, SMERU intends to expand its reach to regional governments and nongovernmental stakeholders— especially the private sector.






This cooperation between UNICEF Indonesia and SMERU aims to improve the government and other stakeholders’ understanding of specific child issues in Indonesia.





This study aims to analyze the digital landscape in Indonesia 

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Nutrition and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services: Case Study in Five Regions in Indonesia

This publication is only available in Indonesian

Exploring Policy Options for More Sustainable National Health Insurance Financing

This publication is only available in Indonesian

Learning from Home: A Portrait of Teaching and Learning Inequalities in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Highly varied learning facilities and support from parents among students, even in a class taught by the same teacher, leads to equally varied practices of learning from home. This widens even further learning inequalities among students. Students with limited support receive the worst impacts of the school closure policy.

A Call for the Revision of the Disaster Mitigation Act to Develop Adaptive Disaster Mitigation Management: Lessons Learned from the Management of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Indonesia

Learning from the management of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Indonesian government needs to immediately revise Law No. 24 of 2007 on Disaster Mitigation (Disaster Mitigation Act) in order to strengthen the system of command and authority of the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB).

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