Feb 21, 2024 Last Updated 10:11 PM, Feb 20, 2024

Economy

A matter of life or death for the Indonesian nation?

Hunger remains a problem in many Indonesian households

No-take zones

In West Papua province’s Raja Ampat islands, a local fisheries conservation initiative is setting a global standard

Undercutting Kalimantan's future

Forest conversion in Kalimantan is a local, national and global concern

Medicine for a sick system

Healthcare in Indonesia suffers from many chronic problems that only healthier politics can cure

A new tactical toolkit

The labour movement successfully adopted new tactics in their campaign for social security reform

Living without a state

People in rural Papua are more interested in basic services than grand political struggles

Back on the streets

A national strike shows that workers are once again a significant force  

Review: Power politics

Jeffrey Winters’ Oligarchy is an epic work of comparative political insight but has little that is new to add to the study of Indonesia’s politics

High stakes

ASRIANA KEBON speaks to Indonesian underage minors who were returned to Indonesia following age determination hearings in Darwin

Dealing with social exclusion

Illegal squatters in Jakarta struggle for recognition of their homes and livelihoods

Aquaculture in adversity

The true costs of prawn farming are starting to show in Java

The energy challenge

Indonesia is rich in renewable energy but government policies foster reliance on fossil fuels

Reaching for the sky?

Indonesia has set ambitious emissions targets, but meeting them will require hard work

Empty promises

The Clean Development Mechanism has failed to deliver

Big business, big damage

Bioprospecting is threatening Bunaken National Park

Who owns the carbon?

Indonesia’s carbon stores spark international attention

In search of sustainable farming

Bali-based NGOs are an important part of Indonesia’s growing sustainable agriculture movement

Resistance through memory

The victims of the Lapindo mudflow disaster continue to assert their rights to compensation

The triumph of jamu

European interest in Indonesian traditional healing has had its ups and downs, but in Java jamu reigns supreme, as it has for a long, long time

Prosperity denied

Mining is booming in East Nusa Tenggara, but where is the wealth going?

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