Economic downturn due to the pandemic is exacerbating drivers of child marriage, risking gender equality and children’s rights, writes Laras Susanti.

Volatile food prices make headlines during Ramadan, but poor households struggle with them year-round, writes Rachma Indah Nurbani.

Despite the promise of the national legal aid program, large numbers of poor Indonesians still miss out on legal aid. Muhammad Rizaldi looks at what still needs to be done.

How to provide the Indonesian population with the enormous amounts of rice it consumes each year is a perennially thorny question in the country. In the first Talking Indonesia for 2019, Dr Dave McRae discusses the politically charged issue of rice policy with Associate Professor Jamie Davidson.

What could the government be doing to reduce inequality? Dr Asep Suryahadi examines the drivers and future of inequality, and suggests that despite government efforts, Indonesia may have to get used to higher levels of inequality.

When he assumed the presidency, Joko Widodo made a commitment to strengthen the rights of local communities over land and forests. Dr Rachael Diprose writes that despite recent advancements in the legal and institutional recognition of land rights, many challenges remain.