Dec 01, 2021 Last Updated 12:15 AM, Dec 1, 2021

Economy

Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger

Indonesia has halved poverty since 1990, but significant challenges remain

Film review: Daniel Ziv’s acclaimed 'Jalanan'

A film that takes the viewer deep into the lives of three people living on Jakarta's margins

An agrarian reform agenda for Jokowi

Jokowi must accommodate customary rights lest his development agenda spur land conflicts

Back with a vengeance

Former migrant workers are finding new empowerment in the bureaucratic jungle of legal aid

Faultlines and fractures

HIV/AIDS is spreading rapidly because of the profound inequalities that afflict Papua

Wild West Batur

Beyond the tourism and real estate frontiers in Bali is a small branch of the global resource frontier.

Famine and fraud

A story of mass starvation tells us much about media coverage and local government in Papua

Pemilu Lampung yang berlapis gula

Sugar Group membiayai pemilu gubernur baru Lampung supaya dapat menjaminkan perpanjangan sewa tanah

Balancing business

Indonesia’s unions are engaging in electoral politics in unprecedented ways in an attempt to balance the influence of business

The business of politics in Indonesia

Democratic institutions are increasingly burdened by the illicit transactions and collusive practices of politico-business elites

A development policy agenda for a new administration

Indonesia's economic and political transformation has been remarkable, now the challenge is to deliver rapid, broad-based improvements in living standards

Jokowi for President? No!

Riverbank settlers love Jokowi, but they don’t want him to become president

Mining paradise

Local communities resist mining development on Sulawesi’s Bangka Island

Revolutionising retail

In Jakarta, 7-Eleven found a loophole that allowed it to break into small-format retailing, transforming itself and contributing to a revolution in Indonesian retail in the process

Wasted talent

Returned migrant workers have much to offer, but have trouble achieving recognition for the skills they’ve developed abroad

Floating World

See the world and be exploited

Review: A tale of survival and resilience in modern Surabaya

Robbie Peters' new book brings the poor urban kampungs of Surabaya to life

Campaigning for agrarian reform

Rahmat Ajiguna talks to Eve Warburton about the need to make farmers the centre of food security in Indonesia

Catch of the day

Ensuring food security in fisheries and aquaculture is an important challenge for the Indonesian government

Food security in Indonesia

Despite being a middle-income country, many Indonesians still face the prospect of going hungry

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'Spilling the tea' on sexual violence

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Reinforcing gendered roles in lockdown abroad

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The isolation poems by Putu Oka Sukanta

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Poems by Putu Oka Sukanta were translated by Vannessa Hearman and Kiernan Box with commentary written by Vannessa Hearman based on her interview with the poet.

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