COVID-19

Publications
22 Sep 2022

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has made the situation more challenging for those who need to access maternal and child health (MCH) services in Kabupaten (District of) Manggarai Barat. Even though the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in this region was less than 75 throughout 2020, the regional government still implemented public activity restrictions. Health facilities must also observe the regulation; integrated health service posts (posyandu1) temporarily stopped operating and services at various health facilities were very limited.

Publications
12 Sep 2022

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).

Publications
05 Aug 2022

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused changes in multiple aspects of life. As a response to these changes, the vulnerable communities have been forced to set out their coping strategies. Looking at their livelihoods, the vulnerable communities working in the nonagricultural sector have experienced an income decline during the pandemic. In contrast, the vulnerable communities working in the agricultural sector, such as land-owning farmers and agricultural business owners, have been able to maintain their income level.

Publications
15 Jul 2022

The Indonesian government issued various policies to keep the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic under control as cases fluctuated during the outbreak. However, the public communication strategies used by the government to handle the pandemic have not been effective, while effective communication is vital in fostering understanding and trust, as well as in maintaining people’s risk perception.

Publications
23 May 2022

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.

Publications
20 May 2022

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.

Publications
18 Apr 2022

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.

Publications
12 Apr 2022

  
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Publications
11 Apr 2022
  • 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.

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