For Indonesia which was already the fastest-growing digital economy in the South East Asia region, this presents an exciting opportunity to harness the power of these technologies to address some…

Sailesh Tiwari |

What types of jobs does institutional childcare enable women to find? Are these jobs in the formal or informal sector? Paid or unpaid? If paid, are they sufficiently well remunerated to increase…

Daniel Halim, Hillary C. Johnson, Elizaveta Perova |

Countries in the East Asia and Pacific region will benefit from cooperation in three major areas: vaccine deployment, reviving sectors of the regional economy, and building on their close…

Victoria Kwakwa |

Indonesia has an opportunity to harness low-carbon opportunities for higher-quality jobs and growth, ensuring that the country builds back better than before through a green recovery.

Victoria Kwakwa |

A recent World Bank Policy Note assesses the current situation of WASH facilities, norms, standards, and practices in schools. It discusses policy implications related to the COVID-19 pandemic…

Citra Kumala |

Long term effects of school construction in Indonesia - more education, better work (for men), higher expenditure. And the next generation benefits too

Markus Goldstein |

The World Bank’s recently launched Oceans for Prosperity report argues that the earlier mentioned challenges could be addressed with a sustainable ocean economy, or a blue economy.

Satu Kahkonen |

Indonesia’s ecosystems have the potential to support the country’s economic growth, sustain livelihoods for millions of people and mitigate climate change. This huge potential sometimes also…

André Rodrigues de Aquino, Anna Henttinen |

Prior to 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Indonesia’s economy had shown relatively strong growth over the last couple years, averaging at around 5 percent year-on-year. Infrastructure…

Angella Faith Montfaucon, Budi Permana, Assyifa Szami Ilman, Novira Kusdarti Asra, Tajuddin Mabaning Ismail, Arun Arya, Hari Purnomo |

In Indonesia, 76 million people live in high-risk flood zones, which is about 27% of the population or more than 1 in 4 Indonesians. Out of these 76 million Indonesians, 40 million live in poverty…

Jun Erik Rentschler, Christoph Klaiber, Jian Vun |