How has the Covid-19 crisis affected micro, small and medium enterprises? Has government assistance made a difference? Dr Dave McRae discusses these issues and more with Nurul Widyaningrum in a special Policy in Focus episode of Talking Indonesia.
Many vulnerable community members lack formal or legal identity, write Associate Professor Linda Rae Bennett and Setiyani Marta Dewi, meaning that they cannot access government social assistance programs implemented in response to Covid-19.
How have schools, children and parents responded to the challenges of Covid-19? What are the likely implications of prolonged home schooling for Indonesian children? Dr Dirk Tomsa chats to Dr Vina Adriany in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.
Moh Zaki Arrobi writes that the decision of the Indonesian military (TNI) and National Police to work with social organisations and gangsters to enforce health protocols is a new manifestation of an old practice.
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.
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.