West Nusa Tenggara


Newsletter No. 9: January-April 2000

Throughout the past eighteen months there has been understandable interest - and considerable debate - about the impact of the crisis on poverty in Indonesia. Many claims and counter claims have been made in the press and elsewhere which have been the cause of some confusion. In this issue of our newsletter we present a concise summary from our Data Analysis Unit which charts the course of the poverty rate from a point well before the crisis erupted in late 1997 until August of last year. 

The Capacity of Poverty Reduction Institutions in The regions

The role of regional government in poverty reduction has become increasingly important since the implementation of regional autonomy in 2001. Since then, a number of public policies that directly influence the lives of the community have been devolved to the district governments.

Monitoring the Socioeconomic Impact of the 2008/2009 Global Financial Crisis in Indonesia - Impact on Community Livelihoods in the Pottery Handicrafts Industry in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB)

Having not yet recovered from the impact of the two Bali bombings, the export demand for pottery from one village in Kabupaten Lombok Barat that is a production center for pottery has experienced a sharp fall since the onset of the 2008/09 global financial crisis. In the absence of other skills, women making the pottery have been forced to cease working or return to making cheaper pottery for household needs.

2013 Annual Report

The year 2013 was a busy time for SMERU. In addition to completing 11 studies, SMERU also organized 16 seminars and workshops during the year, including three international conferences. The first one was the Child Poverty and Social Protection conference, which SMERU hosted in cooperation with the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) and UNICEF in Jakarta on 10–11 September. It was attended by 238 participants on the first day and 179 participants on the second day.

A Rapid Appraisal of The Implementation of the 2005 Direct Cash Transfer Program in Indonesia: A Case Study in Five Kabupaten/Kota

Research Team


Sudarno Sumarto

Nina Toyamah, Syaikhu Usman, Bambang Sulaksono, Sri Budiyati, Wenefrida Dwi Widyanti, Meuthia Rosfadhila, Hariyanti Sadaly, Sufiet Erlita, R. Justin Sodo, Sami Bazzi



A Rapid Appraisal of The PKPS-BBM Education Sector School Operational Assistance (BOS)

Research Team

Widjajanti I. Suharyo

Sudarno Sumarto

Hastuti, Syaikhu Usman, Nina Toyamah, Bambang Sulaksono, Sri Budiyati, Wenefrida Dwi Widyanti, Meuthia Rosfadhila, R. Justin Sodo, Sami Bazzi

Strengthening the Poverty Reduction Capacity of Regional Governments through Participatory Poverty Assessment (PPA)



The SMERU Research Institute:
Widjajanti I. Suharyo (Koordinator), Bambang Sulaksono, Herry Widjanarko, Nina Toyamah, Rizki Fillaili, Sulton Mawardi, Syahbudin Hadid, Syaikhu Usman, Wawan Heryawan


PPA Team of Kabupaten Bima:
Fathiyah, Fauzia Tiaida, Irwan, Lalu Suryadi, Mahman, Muhammad Natsir, Mukhlis Ishaka, Nurfarhati, Ruslan H. Ibrahim, Sri Wiryana, Tita Masithah, Zuraiti

Teacher Absenteeism and Remote Area Allowance Baseline Survey


Asep Suryahadi

Nina Toyamah

Core Researchers and Field Coordinators:
Nina Toyamah, Bambang Sulaksono, Meuthia Rosfadhila, Silvia Devina, Sirojuddin Arif, Stella Aleida Hutagalung, Lisna Sulinar Sari, Andriani, Upik Sabainingrum, Nur Aini

Local Researchers:


When Teachers are Absent: Where do They Go and What is the Impact on Students?


The Social Impact of Road Improvement in Kabupaten Dompu, Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB)

This study is part of the monitoring and evaluation for the Eastern Indonesia National Road Improvement Project (EINRIP) in Kabupaten (District of) Dompu, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Province, with a particular focus on Desa (Village of) Nanga Tempu in Kecamatan (Subdistrict of) Manggelewa. EINRIP is a joint project between the Indonesian and Australian governments to increase the quality of national roads in order to promote the economic and social development of communities in eastern Indonesia.

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