South Sulawesi


Men- and women-owned/led MSMEs and the COVID-19 Policy Responses in Indonesia

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an unprecedented challenge for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) globally, including in Indonesia. In response to the pandemic, the Government of Indonesia launched a program to provide working capital assistance for micro-entrepreneurs categorized as poor and who are vulnerable to being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many MSMEs in Indonesia are also on the brink of failure during the COVID-19 pandemic as revenue significantly decreased due to a significant drop in demand (Badan Pusat Statistik, 2020).

Of Power and Learning: District Heads, Bureaucracy, and Education Policies in Indonesia’s Decentralised Political System

This paper examines the politics of education policies in a decentralised political system: Under what conditions does decentralisation promote learning-enhancing policies?

Sociocultural Drivers of Local Educational Innovations: Findings from Indonesia

What drives educational innovation to emerge at local level? We contribute on this question by examining three highly innovative districts in Indonesia. Our specific aim is to understand how the innovations are related to the districts’ socio-cultural context.

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.

Study of Nutrition and Maternal and Child Health Services during The Covid-19 Pandemic: Kabupaten Gowa Series

The nutrition and maternal and child health (MCH) services in Kabupaten (District of) Gowa have been facing many problems that have hampered efforts to achieve the target of these services even before the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. As a region with the second highest number of COVID-19 cases in South Sulawesi Province, Kabupaten Gowa is facing a new challenge in providing nutrition and MCH services amidst the pandemic.





The main objective of this study is to identify what contributions the second phase of KOMPAK program has given in the field of social accountability.

Kinerja Qualitative Endline Study

To achieve its goal of good governance and improved public services at the kabupaten/kota (district) and service delivery unit levels, Kinerja strengthens the supply and demand sides of service delivery. This includes efforts to improve citizen participation while developing the transparency, accountability, and responsiveness of local governments to their citizens.





This study aims to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nutrition and mother and child health services

The Use of the Social Protection Card (KPS) and the Implementation of the 2013 Unconditional Cash Transfer Program (BLSM)

Soon after raising the price of fuel on 22 June 2013, the Government of Indonesia launched several compensation programs, one of which was the 2013 Unconditional Cash Transfer (BLSM). To access this program, each target household received a social protection card (KPS) that could also be used to access the Subsidized Rice for Poor Households (Raskin) program and Cash Transfer Program for Poor Students (BSM). BLSM provided assistance in the amount of Rp150,000 per month for four months to 15.5 million poor and vulnerable households.

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