Sunday, August 25, 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.

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Percepatan Pencapaian SDGs: Belajar dari Provinsi NTB

Sudah lebih dari satu tahun pencanangan Komitmen Global untuk Tujuan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan atau Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), namun belum ada informasi tentang bagaimana pencapaian SDGs di Indonesia ataupun daerah-daerah di Indonesia selama dua tahun terakhir ini. Gambaran akan prospek pencapaian...

Are fishermen happier than others?

Fishing, despite the dangers, affords a higher satisfaction bonus than other similar occupations, argue authors. Imagine you are out on the open sea. You feel the challenge of the adventure ahead of you....