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.

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.

12 Apr 2022

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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.
07 Apr 2022

Cohosted by The SMERU Research Institute and ADB Institute, this Think20-associated webinar highlighted policy recommendations to build inclusive social protection and resilience in the G20 and Asian Development Bank member economies. 


30 Mar 2022

Learning from the management of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Indonesian government needs to immediately revise Law No. 24 of 2007 on Disaster Mitigation (Disaster Mitigation Act) in order to strengthen the system of command and authority of the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB).

10 Mar 2022

Since October 2020, UNICEF, UNDP, Prospera and the SMERU Research Institute have been monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on Indonesia’s households to inform government policies, with support from the National Statistics Office and the Ministry of Finance. The partners first collaborated on a ground-breaking survey in October-November 2020, in which 12,216 nationally representative households across all 34 provinces participated.

02 Mar 2022

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has an impact on the economy of households in Indonesia, with 50% of them suffering from financial distress. Limited employment because of contracted business activities as the result of the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) led to families receiving less income, while prices of daily necessities tended to climb up. It has also been more difficult to access basic social services, such as health and education services, during the pandemic.

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.

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