COVID-19

Article
27 May 2021

What can the government do to help micro- and small-scale enterprises (MSEs) affected by COVID-19 pandemic? Here are the recommendations from SMERU.

The government needs to provide assistance/incentive for MSEs. Consequently, there needs to be a single MSEs database which can be integrated with the Integrated Social Welfare Data (DTKS). With such data integration, the assistance/incentive will reach the target beneficiaries, namely MSEs run by the poor.

Publications
06 May 2021

In some regions in Indonesia, efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic have been followed by the distance learning policy. As a result, teachers and students are required to be able to adapt to changes in the teaching-learning process. In practice, however, the implementation of the policy varies greatly and is influenced by many different factors. One of the factors that influence the implementation of distance learning is access to communication devices.

Publications
05 May 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic-induced economic crisis has affected the labor force in Indonesia. A number of workers have been furloughed and even laid off, as the crisis has caused disruption to companies’ operations. There are six economic sectors with the potential to be heavily impacted by the pandemic, namely accommodation and food service activities, trade, transportation and storage, construction, manufacturing, and other services activities.

Publications
03 May 2021

  
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Publications
03 May 2021

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is expected to infect millions of people all over the world. The economic impact is expected to be large and can lead to a global recession. Millions of people will be pushed into poverty. In this paper, we estimate the impact of COVID-19 on poverty in Indonesia. One projection puts 1.2 million people in the country would eventually be infected. The economic impact is also expected to be severe.

Article
13 Apr 2021

Highlights

  • The World Bank projected that Indonesia’s economic growth rate in 2020 will only reach 2.1%. In the worst-case scenario, the growth can even drop to −3.5%.
  • SMERU’s simulation results show that the 2020 poverty rate will reach 12.4% (an increase of 3.2% from the poverty rate in September 2019). This means that there will be an addition of 8.5 million poor people.
Research
08 Apr 2021

  
In this study, we conducted an assessment of the socioeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on households with particular focus on vulnerable groups.

Research
05 Apr 2021

  
SMERU takes the initiative to conduct research in the social, economic, education, and health fields, and on policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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