COVID-19

Article
24 Feb 2022

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted people’s lives in an unprecedented way. In response to this phenomenon, SMERU conducted studies to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the socio-economic conditions in Indonesia, particularly in relation to poverty and human development. SMERU also studied the effectiveness of government policies and programs in the social protection, education, health, and employment sectors during the pandemic.

Event
26 Jan 2022

(This webinar is in Bahasa Indonesia only)

The SMERU Research Institute, in collaboration with the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas, held a webinar on "The Impact of COVID-19 on the Inclusive Economic Development in West Java and Local Government’s Responses". This webinar is supported by the Knowledge Sector Initiative.

Event
26 Jan 2022

(This webinar is in Bahasa Indonesia only)

Event
25 Jan 2022

(This webinar is only available in Indonesian)

In early 2020, the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, including Indonesia. This pandemic triggered the implementation of policies to limit the operation of public facilities and Large Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in a number of regions in Indonesia to reduce the spread of the virus.

Event
21 Jan 2022

(This webinar is only available in Indonesian)

Article
18 Dec 2021

Highlights

  • Indonesia’s COVID-19 daily case numbers continued to increase throughout  2020 and into early 2021 and was accompanied by the implementation of a social restriction policy. 
  • The economy has not completely recovered to prepandemic levels.
  • Indonesia’s poverty rate declined slightly from 10.19% in September 2020 to 10.14% in March 2021, but this rate is still higher than it was before the pandemic (9.2% in September 2019).

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