Thursday, January 24, 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.

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...

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...

Kemiskinan di Indonesia dalam Perspektif Komparatis

Selama kurun waktu lebih dari 40 tahun pembangunan, dari 1970-an sampai sekarang, kemiskinan di Indonesia mengalami penurunan yang cukup berarti. Bandingkan misalnya di awal tahun 1970-an dimana lebih dari 60% penduduk Indonesia masuk kategori miskin, dengan kondisi di tahun...

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...

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...

Pilkada & SDGs

Semarak menghadapi salah satu pesta demokrasi prosedural, Pilkada Serentak 2018, tengah gencar diperankan oleh berbagai pihak.  Berbagai strategi dilakukan oleh partai induk semangnya demi meraih pemenangan suara di daerahnya masing-masing. Jawa Barat jelas menjadi arena sangat signifikan bagi para pelaku...

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...

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...

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,...

Information and Statistics in Public Policy Making

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 agency...