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Forestry, climate change and sustainable development: An interview with Jonah Busch, Ph.D.

Jonah Busch, Ph.D., from Center For Global Development, talked to Ms. Wandira Larasati from UNPAD’s SDGs center about his newly published book titled “Why Forests? Why Now? The Science, Economics, and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate Change”.

Immiserizing Growth: A Clear and Present Danger

The body of literature provides the empirical basis for the accepted notion that economic growth is inclusive in a general sense: on average, the poverty headcount falls and the incomes of the poorest rise in line with average income growth….
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Jonah Busch: “Forests contribute to climate stability and sustainable development”

Concrete actions to protect and conserve forests are needed so that their impact on climate stability and sustainable development can be maintained. And these actions need to take place starting now. Such was conveyed by Jonah Busch, PhD, in his…
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Sustainable Infrastructure Investment

Prof. Dr. Armida S. Alisjahbana, SE., MA. Infrastructure needs and investment is high on the Global Development Agenda. Its realization depends not only on each country’s capacity to address its infrastructure needs in isolation. Often times, cooperation among countries and…
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Percepatan Pencapaian SDGs: Belajar dari Provinsi NTB

Prof. Dr. Armida S. Alisjahbana, SE., MA. Sudah lebih dari satu tahun pencanangan Komitmen Global untuk Tujuan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan atau Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), namun belum ada informasi tentang bagaimana pencapaian SDGs di Indonesia ataupun daerah-daerah di Indonesia selama dua…
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A new global research network on poverty and inequality dynamics launched

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of ending global poverty by 2030 will require that high growth rates are sustained and that growth is inclusive and shared across society so that poverty reduction is maximised. The former, high and sustained growth,…
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We Need Sustainable Infrastructure: Prof. Armida Alisjahbana

Indonesia economic growth has been constrained by serious infrastructure deficiency. Thus, the government-led infrastructure investment has been the focus of the Indonesian government in recent years. However, new concern arises on how this infrastructure development can be consistent with social…
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Tantangan SDG Sektor Perikanan: Wawancara dengan M. Zulficar Mochtar

Kepala Badan Riset dan SDM Kementerian Kelautan dan Perikanan (KKP), M. Zulficar Mochtar, berbincang-bincang dengan Wandira Larasati dari SDGs Center UNPAD tentang berbagai tantangan Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) di sektor perikanan termasuk perikanan berkelanjutan, Illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing…
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Information and Statistics in Public Policy Making

By Boediono** While I am not a statistician by profession, statistics have never been far from my works throughout most of my career. I took up my first job in government more than thirty years ago at our national planning…
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Ketimpangan dan pertumbuhan yang menyengsarakan

Oleh: Arief Anshory Yusuf* Pertumbuhan ekonomi sering digadang-gadang sebagai senjata ampuh untuk meningkatkan kesejahteraan, termasuk menghapuskan kemiskinan. Tak mengherankan, bila pemimpin daerah dari propinsi hingga kabupaten kota di seluruh negeri ini umumnya fasih dengan istilah laju pertumbuhan ekonomi (LPE). Inilah…
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