Tuesday, July 17, 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.

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...

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...

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...

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...