Economists and activists are urging Indonesia not to overlook climate change in its poverty reduction efforts amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as looming climate crises could exacerbate poverty in the long run.
China and Indonesia have agreed to work more closely together to fight Covid-19 as Beijing on Friday sought to bolster ties with a regional neighbour through what some analysts are calling “vaccine diplomacy”.
A new AIC study by Universitas Hasanuddin, Monash University and University of Melbourne will look at the ‘shadow pandemic’ affecting women and men living with a disability in South Sulawesi.
The national government’s inaction sits in stark contrast to sub-national governments who responded relatively quickly, initiating large-scale movement restrictions and social safety nets.
As men, especially in formal sectors, lose their jobs, many wives are going back to work, doing whatever they can do, including making cakes or selling food products online.
Research led by UWA has revealed that human activity has created a breeding ground for viruses such as COVID-19, and there may be an even deadlier pandemic on the horizon.
An AIC research program looks into the challenges that face rural young people in South Sulawesi forced to return home due to COVID-19.
Amid exacerbated systemic social and economic inequalities, there is renewed interest in sustainable investing and creating positive change for the world’s poorest.
“We’re now seeing cases emerge mostly from offices. That’s why, for the PSBB starting on Sept. 14, our main focus will be on restrictions in office areas,” said Governor Anies Baswedan.
New research will help governments grappling with the impossible decision of choosing health or the economy whilst both are in crisis.
The Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology has reported that a mutation of the coronavirus that has been deemed more infectious than the original strain found in Wuhan, China, has been detected in Indonesia.
Indonesia reported 2,657 new cases on Thursday, a 43 percent increase on its previous single-day record of 1,853 new cases.
A North Jakarta resident recalled how some of her neighbours shut themselves in when COVID-19 swab tests were being administered in June.
“We are running out of time to save the economy,” said Rosan Roeslani, chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “The government’s stimulus spending is super slow.”
The bike craze has led to a surge in sales of new and secondhand bikes and an increase in demand for bike repairs.