As case numbers continue to climb, Indonesia is yet to see the worst of the pandemic. How will its health system fare? Tri Aktariyani and Putu Eka Andayani take a look at the system’s preparedness.

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.

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.

As Indonesia’s population ages, researchers are looking into better evidence-based policies for the elderly. Riska Dwi Astuti shares findings from an ‘elderly- and dementia-friendly community’ in Bali.

Women’s contributions to fishing communities often go unnoticed. Dr Iqra Anugrah reports on several women who are engaging in policy advocacy to make a real difference for fishing communities.

The candidates for the Indonesian presidency have presented their political visions to the voters. How do they compare?
Lily Yulianti Farid.

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The PDI-P has successfully wooed voters with a pitch capitalising on national pride in “The Great Indonesia”. Lily Yulianti Farid summarises its policies.

Partai Golkar (link is external) has advocated for greater economic development this election season, writes Lily Farid