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Who is responsible for state-owned enterprises’ debts?

Kyunghoon Kim. 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…
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Economics need insights from psychology to understand human responses to climate change

In its 2015 World Development Report, World Bank emphasized the importance of incorporating psychological, social, and cultural insights in understanding how human can respond to climate change problems. Economics has already developed a new sub-discipline that integrate psychology and economics…
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UNDP: Universities should enhance national capacity for SDGs monitoring and evaluation

From 21 to 27 October, UNDP held a week-long Regional SDG Forum in Bangkok. The Forum features a aknowledge exchange on implementing 2030 agenda, a conference on youth engagement in SDG implementation, monitoring and evaluation system on SDGs, and also…
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Prof. Armida Alisjahbana: SDGs need an Integrated Approach and Strategy

Economic, social and environmental pillars are all important three pillars for sustainable development goals (SDGs). The achievement of SDGs will depend on the successful implementation of all three pillars. We need to integrate global, national and local level efforts. For…
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Dr. Adiatma Siregar: Current status and challenges of HIV/AIDS in Indonesia

Our health economist, Dr. Adiatma Siregard talked to Ms. Wandira Larasati from UNPAD’s SDGs center about the current status and challenges of HIV/AIDS in Indonesia.

Regulations must keep up with development dynamics

Development is a complex and dynamic process. Globalization, for example, is no longer about free trade and investment but also a continuously-free flow of information under inter-connected social network. On the other hand, at the local scale, public participation under…
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Poverty and inequality in Indonesia and Southeast Asia: Measurement, impact and policies

UNPAD’s SDGs Center and SMERU Research Institute are co-organizing a special session at the 15th Convention of the East Asian Economic Association to be held in Bandung (EAEA2016), Indonesia, on 5-6 November 2016. The session titled “Poverty and inequality in Indonesia…
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UNPAD Research Justifies Public Fund for Renewable Energy Development

Electricity policy in Indonesia faces two different challenges at the same time. Firstly, electricty needs for Indonesian population has been growing rapidly, but secondly there is a growing need for more climate friendly energy mix. This is the classical issue…
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Inequality harms entrepreneurship development

Development of entrepreneurship in Indonesia has been relatively stagnant. World Bank data suggests that Indonesia ranks only 126 out of 141 countries in terms of entrepreneurship index. This worrying fact was shared by Dr. Arief Anshory Yusuf, Executive Director of…
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Sekolah valuasi uncovers nature’s invisible economic value

In our world, where market system is the norm, market prices have been guiding economic, business and policy decisions. More often than not, the signals sent through market prices are distorted and misguide economic agents into thinking that resources with…
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