Saturday, April 21, 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.

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)...

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...

Is Indonesia’s fight against forest fires falling short?

Forest fires sweeping across Sumatra and Kalimantan in recent months prompted six Indonesian provinces to declare a state of emergency. Yet the scale of resources devoted to fighting and preventing fires remains far short of what is needed to turn around...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Menyelesaikan Darurat Nutrisi Anak sebagai Prasyarat Pertumbuhan Inklusif

Indonesia: Negara berpendapatan menengah dengan status gizi rendah Membandingkan beberapa indikator kesejahteraan antara Indonesia dan Kamboja memunculkan beberapa anomali yang cukup menganggu (Tabel 1). Indonesia adalah negara yang termasuk kelompok pendapatan menengah berdasarkan standar Bank Dunia (middle-income countries), sementara Kamboja...

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...

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,...