Jan 27, 2023 Last Updated 12:03 AM, Jan 26, 2023

Economy

Missing the boat?

What happens when wandering sea nomads have to settle?

After the tsunami, the free for all

International agencies need to take the time to understand local groups

Acehnese voices

As reconstruction moves into high gear, it’s time to listen to tsunami victims

Aid must embrace social change

Aid must embrace social change

Partnership or pretence

Who should call the shots – international donors or local NGOs?

A free lunch?

Much aid comes with strings attached – crippling loan repayments, exploitation of resources and vulnerability to unfriendly international markets

Reconstruction meets resistance

NGOs and local people work together to rebuild communities, until feudalism intervenes

Aid with strings attached

Foreign policy not poverty reduction drives the Australian aid program

IMF aid helping the poor?

Economists propose an alternative strategy to the prevailing neo-liberal ideology for reducing poverty

From poverty to social justice

Aid works best when it seeks to confront social injustice

Living in peace

The village of Oelua proves that Indonesians can live with difference.

The price of peace

Reintegration funds have caused problems as well as solving them.

Lost daughters

Underage women in the commercial sex trade

Caring for people with AIDS

Universal access to treatment is not just a dream

The AIDS awareness clinic

HIV prevention in West Jakarta’s red light district

A cultural carnival?

Observing social change in Papua

From migrant worker to union organiser

A farmer’s daughter takes control and makes a difference

Workers in politics

Why is organised labour missing from the democracy movement?

Corporate social responsibility?

Just a public relations exercise that undermines workers’ rights

United we stand?

Indonesia’s labour movement needs to consolidate the gains of 1998

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