Thursday, April 18, 2019

Perspectives

Perspectives features summaries of findings from the center's research; view and opinion contributed by our staff and associates, as well as reposts of trending articles from other institutions. It aims to reach non-academic audience in Indonesia and beyond including policy makers, journalists, and public at large. The findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in articles featured here are entirely those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of SDGs Center Unpad.

Asia-Pacific Takes Stock of Ambitious Development Targets

Ministers and senior policymakers across Asia and the Pacific are gathered in Bangkok this week to focus on population dynamics at a crucial time for the region. Their goal: to keep people and rights at the heart...

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...

Resolving Nutrition Emergency as Precondition to Inclusive Growth

Indonesia: Middle income country with poor nutrient status Comparison of some welfare indicators between Indonesia and Cambodia indicates a number of highly disturbing anomalies (Table 1). Indonesia is a country that falls under the middle income countries group based on...

Education the Only Goal on Track in Asia-Pacific

The year 2019 will be a landmark one for the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Four years will have passed since world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), four years since governments recommitted themselves...

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...

SDG Indicators: Serious Gaps Abound in Data Availability

Casey Dunning and Jared Kalow. The world has collectively endorsed the goals, targets, and indicators that make up the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and we are already 126 days into implementation. You’d think it would be time to get down to business,...

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)...

Kemandirian Ekonomi Itu Nyata Bagi Masyarakat Adat

Sagu dan ubi menyumbang 90 persen kebutuhan pangan mereka, karena itu mereka tak mau hutan mereka menjadi kebun sawit. Permenas Pa menggambarkan betapa kuatnya orang Moi. Noken yang berisi barang bawaan atau anak ditaruh di...

The Rise of the Robot Reserve Army: Working Hard or Hardly Working?

Lukas Schlogl and Andy Sumner both of King’s College London are launching a new CGD paper today. To save you actually having to read it, they have helpfully picked out the headlines. The rise of a new global ‘robot reserve army’ will have profound effects on developing...

Sustainable Infrastructure Investment

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 countries with international institutions is needed...