Posted in: Policy in Focus

Major procedural flaws mar the omnibus law

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The omnibus Law on Job Creation has been widely criticised for its problematic provisions on labour, indigenous peoples' rights and the environment, but Rizky Argama writes that the process by which the bill became law was also deeply flawed procedurally.

How to fix Indonesia’s Covid-19 governance problem

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The Indonesian government’s poorly coordinated response to Covid-19 indicates an urgent need for reform, write SMERU’s Jimmy Daniel Berlianto Oley and Rendy Adriyan Diningrat.

Budget politics in Indonesia’s Covid-19 response

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Repeated amendments, growing tensions between the centre and the regions and a lack of public consultation appear to be part of the ‘new normal’ for Indonesia’s budget in 2020. But is there a better way? Akhmad Misbakhul Hasan dives into the politics of economic recovery from the pandemic.

Talking Indonesia: the national health insurance scheme

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How has Covid-19 affected Indonesia's national health insurance scheme (JKN)? Dr Dave McRae discusses issues of access and quality with Professor Laksono Trisnantoro in the latest Policy in Focus episode of Talking Indonesia.

Hard times for pesantren facing Covid-19

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Islamic boarding schools are among the worst affected by the pandemic, writes Professor Jamhari Makruf.

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and mental health

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What impact has the Covid-19 pandemic had on mental health in Indonesia? In a special 'Policy in Focus' episode of Talking Indonesia, Dr Dave McRae speaks to Dr Wayan Suriastini about a recent survey on anxiety and depression during the Covid-19 crisis.

Explainer: Jokowi’s omnibus bills, and why critics want to put on the brakes

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Is this the end of the road for Jokowi’s omnibus approach to lawmaking? M. Nur Sholikin explains what it is, and why it has encountered such strong resistance.

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and informal sector workers

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How are informal sector workers coping during the Covid-19 crisis, and what is the Indonesian government doing to assist them? Dr Dave McRae chats to Joanna Octavia in a special 'Policy in Focus' episode of Talking Indonesia.

Talking Indonesia: digital economy

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How will Indonesia change as the digital economy expands? And what role will government and the private sector play in this transformation? Dr Dave McRae chats to Putri Alam from Google Indonesia in Talking Indonesia.

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