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How workforce training is helping Indonesia modernise its economy

Indonesia can realise its goal of becoming a high-income developed country by 2045, thanks to favourable demographics.

Hong Kong Jockey Club’s philanthropy forum brings together global thought leaders to discuss solutions for fairer societies

After a five-year hiatus, the Philanthropy for Better Cities Forum, convened by The Hong Kong Jockey Club (the Club), returned for its third edition on September 11 and 12 under the theme Philanthropy for Fairer Societies. At the two-day event in the West Kowloon Cultural District, officiated by...

How debit cards helped Indonesia’s poor get more food

Rastra, Indonesia’s national food aid program, is more effective when people experiencing poverty use debit cards at grocery stores rather than receiving bags of food sent to their homes, according to an MIT J-PAL study.

Flexibility for women in Indonesia’s labour market

Nurina Merdikawati, a postdoctoral research fellow at J-PAL Southeast Asia, and Sarah Xue Dong argue that investment in affordable childcare, transport, and Internet infrastructure will increase Indonesian women's access to the labor market.

J-PAL expands evidence-to-policy government partnerships to fight poverty worldwide in collaboration with Community Jameel, Co-Impact

In August, we announced a significant expansion of our efforts to forge evidence-to-policy partnerships with innovative-minded governments seeking to use rigorous research to inform their social policies and programs.

Pre-employment cards shown to improve recipients' know-how: Hartarto

Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto shares the outcomes of a pre-employment card program conducted by J-PAL Southeast Asia and Rumah Presisi Indonesia.

Fighting poverty: Learning from the ground

J-PAL Southeast Asia partnered with the Indonesian government to carry out the mission of research to informed policy set out by co-founders and affiliates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo.

Finding Indonesia’s everyday heroes and marking the week of International Women’s Day

In light of recent studies showing Covid-19 has contributed to higher domestic violence rates and higher numbers of women leaving the labor force or working unpaid, strategies are being pushed for by activists to improve gender equality and social and economic services for women in Indonesia.