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Early childhood development (ECD)

Diperlukan banyak orang untuk mengatasi tantangan perkembangan anak usia dini Indonesia

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Also available in: English



“Masa depan Indonesia dipertaruhkan”, demikian dikatakan oleh Camilla Holmemo dalam sambutan pembukaannya pada Konferensi Kebijakan Perkembangan Anak Usia Dini yang diselenggarakan pada bulan Juli 2017 di Jakarta. Ucapan tersebut dikatakan oleh Program leader for human development, poverty and social development Bank Dunia di Indonesia kepada peserta kegiatan dengan menyoroti kurangnya akses layanan pendidikan dan perkembangan anak usia dini (ECED / Early Childhood Education and Development) dan tingginya masalah stunting di Indonesia.
 
Walaupun Indonesia telah menjadi negara berpendapatan menengah, satu dari tiga anak di bawah usia lima tahun mengalami stunting, dan menempati posisi kelima tertinggi di dunia. Bagi anak-anak ini, kemungkinan untuk menjadi warganegara yang produktif sangat sulit untuk dicapai – kecuali bila kita melakukan sesuatu tentang hal itu sekarang.

It takes a village to tackle Indonesia’s early childhood development challenges

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Also available in: Bahasa Indonesia



“Indonesia’s future is at stake”, states Camilla Holmemo in her opening address at the Early Childhood Development Policy Conference, held in July 2017 in Jakarta. The program leader for human development, poverty and social development of the World Bank in Indonesia rallies the audience by highlighting the lack of access to early childhood education and development (ECED) services and the high incidence of child stunting in Indonesia.
 
Despite the country’s middle-income status, one in three children under five are stunted, the fifth highest rate in the world. For these children, the likelihood of becoming productive citizens is significantly hampered  – unless we do something about it now. 

Philippines: Keeping in step with what employers want

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Step up to the Jobs Challenge

It is said that some employees are hired because of their technical skills, but fired due to their behaviors or attitudes, such as arriving late or showing a lack of commitment to achieve the firms’ goals. This complaint seems to be frequently mentioned during our many discussions with Filipino employers.
 
But what does the hard evidence show, beyond anecdotal remarks? Do Filipino employers have difficulty finding workers with the right “soft skills” (socio-emotional skills, right attitudes and behaviors)? And if so, do we have evidence that it leads to better pay? And how are employers, employees and government responding to these labor market signals?