Wednesday, August 21, 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.

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

SDGs Implementation of SEA Nations: WIEF Interview with Professor Armida Alisjahbana

Professor Armida Alisjahbana, the director of SDGs Center UNPAD, was interviewed by World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Foundation about SDGs Implementation of South East Asian Nations (SEA) nations on 5 October 2017 in Jakarta, when WIEF Roundtable 2017 was held. She discussed...

Moi Kelim Saves Millions of Dollars by Keeping Forests

Moi Kelim tribe member Adolfina Sapisa has lived all her life in Malaumkarta village, Sorong Regency, West Papua, and has spent most of it fishing, farming, as well as gathering sago and others plans from the surrounding forests.

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,...