Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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.

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...

Beras, Pangan dan Kemiskinan

Walaupun status ekonomi Indonesia termasuk kedalam kelompok negara berpendapatan menengah, banyak data-data menunjukkan kondisi kemiskinan kita masih cukup mengkhawatirkan. Di negara-negara ASEAN tingkat kemiskinan kita tertinggi kedua setelah Laos (Bank Dunia). Selain itu, Data Bank Dunia tahun 2017 menunjukkan...

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)...

Ketimpangan dan pertumbuhan yang menyengsarakan

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 jargon ekonomi yang...

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...

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...

Solving Land Problems for Sake of Indigenous Peoples

Land issues can never be separated from indigenous peoples. Various pressures and deprivation of rights of customary land continue to occur along with development of forest areas for practical economic purposes, both by the government and private sector. Current...

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...

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,...

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...