South Sulawesi





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This study aims to evaluate the socioeconomic conditions of poor women and their households and to assess the changes of poor women’s access to basic services.

EINRIP Monitoring & Evaluation Post Improvement Qualitative Social Research: Monitoring Report 2018

This study is a part of a long-term monitoring and evaluation (M&E) program of the Eastern Indonesia National Road Improvement Project (EINRIP). A longitudinal qualitative social research, which included surveys of local social and economic relationships, was carried out before (baseline) and after the road construction (monitoring). The objective of the 2018 social qualitative research was to make a longer-term assessment of the socioeconomic outcomes and impacts of the improvement of the EINRIP project roads in South Sulawesi and Flores.

Child Multidimensional Poverty in Indonesia

In general poverty reduction uses two approaches: economic development to increase income, and community empowerment to improve the capacity of human resources. The success of poverty reduction schemes is determined, among others, by its policy and targeting accuracy. The policy can be targeted at the community, family, or individual which is disaggregated by age and gender.

EINRIP Monitoring & Evaluation Post Improvement Qualitative Social Research: Fifth Monitoring Report, South Sulawesi (Bulukumba & Sinjai) - 2016

This report describes the result of the qualitative socioeconomic monitoring conducted by The SMERU Research Institute toward the EINRIP road improvement in Kabupaten Bulukumba and Kabupaten Sinjai in the South of Sulawesi. The objective of the road improvement was support socioeconomic development in the eastern Indonesian region through improvement of the national road network that can meet standards of quality and accessibility, thus enabling the development of local and regional economies. The study uses a qualitative approach.








Research Findings

Urban Child Poverty and Disparity: The Unheard Voices of Children living in Poverty in Indonesia

This research aims to gain a deep understanding of children’s perspective on poverty as well as their everyday experience living in a poor household in an urban area. The analysis in this study is mainly based on the qualitative study conducted in six kelurahan (urban villages) in three cities: North Jakarta, Makassar and Surakarta. This study emphasizes grounded participatory research principle with children as the primary participants.

The Dynamics of Poor Women’s Livelihood: A Case Study amidst a Fuel Price Change

This research is a part of a four-year longitudinal study from 2014–2020 which aims to analyze the impact of the fixed fuel subsidy policy on the livelihood of poor women, particularly on the livelihood aspects that are the working themes of MAMPU.

Poor Women's Livelihoods and Access to Public Services


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