May 29, 2022 Last Updated 7:57 AM, May 27, 2022

Economy

Religious conflict and heritage management in Banten Lama

An ongoing struggle to control a historic Mosque disrupts a heritage region

Samarinda’s deadly mining pits

The end of the boom has not meant an end to the perilous impact of coal mining in East Kalimantan

A room of one’s own

Mobile libraries and writers clubs reveal a rich reading and writing culture among Indonesian migrant workers in Hong Kong

The Sultan of development?

Succession within the Sultanate of Yogyakarta decides who will own vast tracts of land

In sickness and in wealth

Village morality complicates our assumptions about what it means to ‘succeed’ as a migrant worker

Cash for the cashless

The new Village Law pumps money directly into subsistence villages: a crazy idea, or new development paradigm?

Bridging the divide after conflict

A recent visit to Ambon shows that trade is helping to bridge the divide in a religiously segregated society

Petrol subsidy cuts: Taming a tricky beast

Petrol subsidies have gone, but at what cost to Indonesia’s poor?

Boosting youth entrepreneurship in creative industries

Campaigns to promote creative industries promise new avenues of entrepreneurship for creative youth, but real career options remain uncertain 

Making their way

Indonesia needs to create better pathways from school to work

Negotiating access

Entering a competitive work environment, young men in Cilegon find their ambitions for employment hampered

Underemployed ambitions

Struggling in their transition from education to work, educated young people in rural Flores are often both dependent on and critical of local social support networks

Aspiring to become a civil servant

Trying to secure a government job, educated youth in Pontianak are rethinking the meaning of work and middle class success

Youth employment prospects and aspirations

Young Indonesians display considerable resourcefulness in coping with difficult pathways into work, but more comprehensive policies are needed to improve their job prospects

Film review: Tanah Mama

A new documentary about a Papuan woman’s daily struggle to survive opens debate on the grave issues affecting her society

The Longan Tree

Hannah Rambe's The Longan Tree tells a story of modernisation, progress and loss in Indonesia

Where to now for the MDGs in Indonesia?

The Millennium Development Goals addressed the basic development needs of Indonesia, but tackling poverty now requires a more complex strategy

Disability data and the development agenda in Indonesia

Indonesia needs stronger data to better include people with disabilities in the post-MDG era

Keeping women and babies healthy within an unequal system

Problems of unequal access explain differences in Indonesia’s achievement of child mortality and maternal mortality targets

Quantity but not quality

Indonesia is on track to achieve universal primary education, but questions remain about the quality of education

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