The Dynamic of Inequality in Rural Areas in Indonesia


TIFA Foundation has requested that SMERU conduct a study on the dynamics of inequality in rural areas in Indonesia, in order to ensure that rural economic development strategies are inclusively implemented and targeted at the poor.

The study aims to deepen the understanding of policymakers, from both government and non-government institutions, as well as to provide input for TIFA and its partners in determining effective interventions for the development of rural economies that are capable of reducing poverty and inequality.

This is in line TIFA's focus—for the period of 2017–2020—on confirming that economic growth is accompanied by a decline in inequality between disadvantaged minorities and other members of the community who benefit from access to economic opportunities, a decent living, and basic necessities and services.



The study will take a quantitative approach, using available national data sets, including the BPS’s Socio-economic Surveys, Population Census, Podes, and Agriculture Census, as well as other data sets such as Indonesian family Life Survey (IFLS) and data produced by relevant ministries and nongovernment institutions.


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Asep Suryahadi
Widjajanti Isdijoso
Rachma Indah Nurbani
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Asep Suryahadi
Widjajanti Isdijoso
Athia Yumna
Ridho Al Izzati
Nila Warda
Yudi Fajar M. Wahyu
Ana Rosidha Tamyis
Fatin Nuha Astini
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Tifa Foundation
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