Friday, June 22, 2018

The SDGs – What’s Your Baseline?

Some prominent critics have argued that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aren’t measurable. This is a problem, they say, because for goals to be meaningful, you need a baseline to understand where things are starting and at least one other...

Who is responsible for state-owned enterprises’ debts?

In its first two years, the administration of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo pursued a state-centered development strategy and supported the expansion of state-owned enterprises (SOE) with capital injections. State capital injections into SOEs increased from Rp 3 trillion (US$222 million)...

Focusing on Indonesia’s SDG priorities

Almost a year ago the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda was adopted by world leaders at the UN Summit. The extent and breadth of the global commitment is evident by quoting the UN Outcome Document on the SDGs. “Alongside continuing...

The promise and pitfalls of Indonesia’s village law

It has the power to reduce poverty and foster development. But has Indonesia’s much celebrated village law lived up to expectations? In January 2014, Indonesia’s new law on villages (Law no 6/2014) generated quite some excitement. Village heads were cheering in...

Provinsi Paling Timpang

SENIN, 18 September 2015, BPS mengumumkan angka ketimpangan terbaru. Disebutkan bahwa, tingkat ketimpangan di Indonesia mengalami penurunan pada September 2015 dibandingkan dengan 6 bulan sebelumnya Maret 2015. Tingkat ketimpangan tersebut diukur dengan indikator yang disebut rasio gini yang nilainya...

Gender Bias and Indonesian Education System

“No industry or country can reach its full potential until women reach their full potential.” (Sheryl Sandberg) Within the legal formal context, Indonesian women have equal rights to the access to education. However, in practice and in reality, as reflected in...

Can the World Really End Poverty?

BANDUNG - World leaders and the UN have committed to end extreme poverty by 2030. Extreme poverty is defined as people living with less than US$1.90 a day. This was originally a dollar a day, but was revised as...

Sejarah Panjang Praktik Pasung di Indonesia

PEMASUNGAN masih terus terjadi di tanah air meskipun praktik tersebut telah dilarang oleh pemerintah semenjak tahun 1977. Orang yang mengalami gangguan kejiwaan dianggap sebagai orang yang tidak lagi punya harapan untuk menjalani kehidupan secara normal. Tidak jarang mereka diperlakukan...

Keadilan untuk Pertumbuhan

Arief Anshory Yusuf. ROBERT LUCAS —ekonom peraih Nobel dari University of Chicago—dalam sebuah artikelnya, ”The Making of Miracle” (1993), menemukan bahwa kondisi perekonomian Korea (Selatan) dan Filipina pada tahun 1960 memiliki banyak kemiripan. Struktur ekonomi, pendapatan per kapita, jumlah penduduk,...

Can the SDGs be achieved by 2030?

Chris Hoy. On September 2015, world leaders agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will replace the Millennium Development Goals(MDGs) and shape the next 15 years of international development. The goals are very ambitious, aiming to end poverty, improve human rights and...