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The role of administrative data in improving social protection programs: A success story from Indonesia

Read about a collaboration between the Government of Indonesia and researchers to use government administrative data to evaluate some of the largest social programs in the country.
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Tantangan dan pembelajaran untuk memperkuat jaringan agen perbankan laku pandai di Indonesia

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  • Gianmarco León-Ciliotta
  • Firman Witoelar
  • Grace Retnowati
  • Raunak Kapoor
Jaringan Agen Layanan Keuangan Tanpa Kantor dalam Rangka Keuangan Inklusif (Laku Pandai) diluncurkan pada tahun 2014 dengan misi mengakselerasi inklusi keuangan di Indonesia. Jaringan agen ini menjadi perpanjangan tangan bank untuk memberikan layanan keuangan pada masyarakat yang tinggal di daerah...
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Strengthening Indonesia’s branchless banking agent network: Challenges and lessons from evidence

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  • Gianmarco León-Ciliotta
  • Firman Witoelar
  • Grace Retnowati
  • Raunak Kapoor
Read this recap of J-PAL SEA's Inclusive Financial Innovation Initiative's webinar on Banking the unbanked: The effects of agents’ financial incentives and transparency in increasing the take-up and usage of financial products.
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Improving women’s digital literacy as an avenue for financial inclusion

To ensure Indonesia continues to experience gender-equitable growth, efforts geared towards financial inclusion must take into consideration women’s needs, in particular among poor and digitally illiterate populations. How can insights from Indonesia’s past financial inclusion experiences inform...
Four women group around a counter at a small shop. One woman is performing a transaction on a digital card reader.

Meningkatkan kemampuan digital perempuan untuk inklusi keuangan

Agar pertumbuhan setara gender terus berlanjut, upaya inklusi keuangan di Indonesia harus memenuhi kebutuhan perempuan, terutama kelompok berpendapatan rendah dan kemampuan digital yang terbatas. Bagaimana wawasan dari pengalaman inklusi keuangan Indonesia dapat menginformasikan kebijakan untuk...
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Strengthening Indonesia’s social protection in the COVID-19 era: Strategy and lessons from evidence

Indonesia has massively expanded its social assistance programs to respond to the crisis. How can we strengthen existing institutions as a backbone to provide assistance to the crisis? As a commitment to supporting the Indonesian government in mitigating the economic impact of COVID-19, J-PAL...
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Tantangan dan Isu Utama dalam Meningkatkan Inklusi Layanan Keuangan Digital di Indonesia: Analisis Laporan White paper IFII J-PAL SEA

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Keberhasilan Indonesia dalam meningkatkan inklusi keuangan dalam beberapa tahun terakhir didukung oleh komitmen yang kuat dari pemerintah dan sektor swasta, serta pesatnya inovasi teknologi terutama yang mendukung penyediaan layanan keuangan digital atau digital financial service (DFS). Memperluas...
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Key issues and challenges for advancing inclusive digital financial services in Indonesia

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How can technological innovations in digital finance help accelerate progress? This blog recaps an October webinar hosted by J-PAL SEA's Inclusive Financial Innovation Initiative (IFII), which provided an overview of the financial inclusion and digital finance services sector in Indonesia and...