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Pembaikan pengangkutan bandar untuk meningkatkan mobiliti sosial di Malaysia

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Akses kepada pengangkutan adalah penting bagi memperbaik mobiliti sosial dalam kalangan komuniti berpendapatan rendah di Kuala Lumpur, khususnya bagi manfaat penduduk unit kediaman kos rendah. (Foto: Samuel Goh/World Bank)

Sejak beberapa tahun lepas, Malaysia telah mempamerkan perkembangan yang begitu ketara dari aspek peningkatan mobiliti sosial sejajar dengan usahanya untuk mencapai status negara maju. Namun demikian, kejayaan yang diperoleh tidak diterjemahkan dalam bentuk taburan yang saksama dalam kalangan populasi negara. Sebuah kajian oleh Institut Penyelidikan Khazanah pada 2016 telah menunjukkan bahawa 24% kanak-kanak yang lahir daripada ibu bapa berkemahiran rendah di Malaysia berterusan menjadi orang dewasa berkemahiran rendah. Begitu juga halnya dengan 46% kanak-kanak yang lahir daripada ibu bapa dalam kelompok 40% terbawah dari segi agihan pendapatan negara, turut kekal sebagai 40% isu rumah berpendapatan terbawah.

Improving urban transportation for upward social mobility in Malaysia

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Access to transportation is essential for improving the upward social mobility of low-income communities in Kuala Lumpur, especially residents of low-cost public housing units. (Photo: Samuel Goh/World Bank)

Over the years, Malaysia has demonstrated great improvements in enhancing upward social mobility as the country continues to advance toward becoming a developed nation. However, this success has not been evenly distributed among the population. A 2016 Khazanah Research Institute study found that 24% of children born to low-skilled parents in Malaysia remained low-skilled as adults. Likewise, 46% of children born to parents in the bottom 40% of the national income distribution remained in the bottom 40%.

Turning ‘people problems’ into ‘government problems’: Reflection of an outgoing District Head in Indonesia

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Starting a business which used to be problem faced by citizens of Bojonegoro has now become much easier. Photo: Jerry Kurniawan/World Bank


Challenges with decentralization

Seventeen years ago, Indonesia embarked on its so-called big bang decentralization. Almost overnight, responsibility to deliver many public services was transferred to local governments. This was done, in part, with the hope that the decentralization would make local government more agile and responsive to issues facing local communities. However, results have yet to materialize in many locations.

In my view, a key factor driving poor results is the central government’s approach to regulating local governments. In a decentralized environment, the central government has a legitimate role as a regulator to standardize service delivery or financial management procedures. However, in practice, they have been more focused on controlling inputs and processes, with little attention to accountability for results. This approach results in the proliferation of regulatory constraints and a fearful bureaucracy that make it difficult for local leaders to respond to citizen’s problems.

Membuat 'masalah masyarakat' menjadi 'masalah pemerintah': Refleksi seorang mantan Bupati di Indonesia

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Dulu mengurus izin usaha menjadi masalah bagi masyarakat Bojonegoro, tetapi sekarang sudah jauh lebih mudah. Foto: Jerry Kurniawan/World Bank


Tantangan desentralisasi

Tujuh belas tahun yang lalu, Indonesia mengawali desentralisasi yang dilakukan secara besar-besaran. Hanya dalam waktu singkat, tanggung jawab untuk melaksanakan banyak layanan publik  dialihkan ke pemerintah daerah. Ini dilakukan dengan harapan bahwa desentralisasi akan menciptakan pemerintah daerah yang lebih dinamis dan responsif terhadap masalah-masalah yang dihadapi masyarakat setempat. Namun, hasil yang diharapkan belum dapat terealisasi di banyak tempat.

Dalam pandangan saya, faktor pendorong utama dari hasil yang belum optimal adalah pendekatan pemerintah pusat dalam mengatur pemerintah daerah. Dalam lingkungan yang terdesentralisasi, pemerintah pusat memiliki peran yang sah sebagai regulator dalam menetapkan standar pemberian layanan atau prosedur manajemen keuangan. Akan tetapi, dalam praktiknya, pemerintah pusat lebih memberi fokus dalam mengendalikan masukan dan proses, hanya sedikit perhatian yang diberikan pada akuntabilitas hasil. Pendekatan ini menghasilkan semakin bertambahnya peraturan-peraturan yang membatasi dan birokrasi yang kurang percaya diri, sehingga menyulitkan para pimpinan daerah untuk menanggapi masalah-masalah yang dihadapi masyarakat.

Decoding development: Insights from Singapore’s Economic Development Board

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Singapore’s transformation into a trade and finance hub that leads global rankings of competitiveness often prompts observers to ask: What is its secret sauce?  We at the Singapore Hub for Infrastructure and Urban Development asked Kelvin Wong, Assistant Managing Director of Singapore’s Economic Development Board, or EDB, to share with us the country’s journey in developing its logistics sector, considered among the world’s most competitive and innovative.

Menjaga pembangunan Indonesia dari semakin bertambahnya risiko bencana

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Permukiman baru di kabupaten Sleman pasca-letusan Gunung Merapi.

Bayangkan bila Anda tinggal dekat salah satu dari 127 gunung berapi aktif di Indonesia, dengan kekhawatiran letusan berikutnya bisa membahayakan keluarga Anda. Bayangkan rumah Anda berada di salah satu zona seismic paling aktif di dunia, atau bahwa keluarga Anda tinggal di salah satu dari 317 daerah dengan risiko banjir yang tinggi. Ini adalah kenyataan yang sudah dihadapi setidaknya 110 juta penduduk Indonesia, dan lebih banyak lagi bisa terkena dampak akibat urbanisasi, perubahan iklim, dan penurunan permukaan tanah.
 
Negara ini dikenal memiliki 'toko serba ada' bahaya bencana. Selama dua puluh tahun terakhir saja, pemerintah Indonesia mencatat lebih dari 24.000 peristiwa bencana yang menyebabkan 190.500 korban jiwa, memuat hampir 37 juta orang mengungsi, dan merusak lebih dari 4,3 juta rumah. Kerugian total dari bencana tersebut mencapai hampir $28 miliar, atau sekitar 0,3% dari PDB nasional setiap tahun.

Safeguarding Indonesia’s development from increasing disaster risks

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New settlements in Sleman district post-eruption of Mt. Merapi.


Imagine that you live near one of 127 active volcanoes in Indonesia, threatened by the next eruption that could endanger your family. Imagine that your house stands in one of the most seismically-active zones in the world, or that your family lives in one of the 317 districts with high risks of flooding. This is a reality that at least 110 million Indonesians already face, and more could be affected due to the impacts of urbanization, climate change and land subsidence.

The country is known as having a ‘supermarket’ of disaster hazards. Over the past twenty years alone, the Indonesian government recorded over 24,000 disaster events that caused 190,500 fatalities, displaced almost 37 million people, and damaged over 4.3 million houses. The combined losses of these disasters totaled almost $28 billion, or around 0.3% of national GDP annually.

Fighting HIV effectively, efficiently in Malaysia

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A man taking methadone, a synthetic opioid drug that treats heroin addition, at a voluntary treatment center for people who inject drugs in Kuala Lumpur. (Photo: Sutayut Osornprasop/World Bank)


Working in public health brings me close to the stories of brave patients and dedicated medical staff. Very often we also conduct quantitative and qualitative assessments of case studies. In recent years, our work in Malaysia engages a public health concern that has gripped the world – HIV. Our findings have given us hope of winning the fight against the disease.
 

世界银行和上海携手三十载解决最紧迫水问题

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城市以惊人的速度增长,把世界面貌改变得难以辨认。有史以来首次,城市人口超过半数,达到55%。到2050年,城市人口比例将达到68%。城市的快速增长催生了不断蔓延的特大城市,其中很多位于亚洲和非洲。

最能体现这一趋势的城市或许就是上海。1990年,上海主要还是个工业中心,人口1300万。到2016年,人口暴增到2400万,使得上海成为世界最大的大都市地区之一,也成为中国的金融和经济中心。 
 
上海  — 一个最能体现城市化趋势的城市

A Catalyst for Green Financing in Indonesia

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It is an unfortunate but fact of life that Indonesia often deals with the impacts of natural disasters. It was sadly evident again this week when I arrived in Jakarta to the unfolding disaster caused by the earthquake in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. My condolences go out to the families and friends of those who lost their lives.

While scientists are reluctant to say a specific natural disaster is caused by climate change, they say a changing climate is resulting in more extreme events around the world. That’s why at International Finance Corporation (IFC), the largest global organization working with the private sector in emerging markets, finding new avenues for climate financing is a key priority.

Green bonds offer a pathway. The world is witnessing a rapid growth in green bonds, dramatically increasing the flow of capital to green projects and bringing new financiers into the climate smart investment space.

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