J-PAL Sudeste de Asia

J-PAL Southeast Asia, based at the University of Indonesia, leads J-PAL’s work in the Southeast Asia region. J-PAL Southeast Asia conducts randomized evaluations, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking, and helps partners scale up effective programs.

Our work spans a wide range of sectors, including social welfare, migration, health, good governance, and financial inclusion. We conduct capacity building activities for policymakers, researchers, and academics seeking to learn and apply rigorous impact evaluation, and work with central and local governments to help build a culture of evidence-informed decision-making in the region.

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Reforming Indonesia’s largest food assistance program: From Rastra to BPNT

J-PAL Southeast Asia hosted a webinar to disseminate the preliminary findings from a study on the long-awaited transition from Beras Sejahtera or Rastra (previously known as Raskin), Indonesia’s largest food assistance program which covered 15.5 million beneficiaries, to non-cash food assistance or...

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Navigating Indonesia’s post-pandemic era: Addressing opportunity, inequality, and growth

J-PAL SEA recently hosted a webinar aimed at providing insights into the Government of Indonesia’s policy directions and learnings from global evidence on challenges faced in different sectors. Read the key takeaways from the discussion.

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Strengthening Indonesia’s branchless banking agent network: Challenges and lessons from evidence

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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Understanding Gender-based Violence and Unpaid Care Work During Covid-19 in Indonesia

Researchers conducted an online survey to understand the welfare consequences of the pandemic for individuals, particularly the experiences of women related to gender-based violence (GBV) and unpaid care work in Indonesia. This survey involved 1,000 online survey respondents and 203 phone interview...