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

Poverty

Racism and poverty myths in Tanah Papua

Racist explanations hide policies and structures that contribute to poverty among Papuans

Photo Essay: From the field

Be there! Exploring small oil palm plantations from Riau (not Europe)

A house of cards?

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the exploitation of non-formal early childhood educators 

Bogus redemption

Mudik forms a bogus redemption for many precarious workers amid a lack of decent jobs in both rural and urban areas

Passing it on

On a recent study trip, journalism student Lisa Favazzo met two people giving back to their communities in extraordinary ways

Is education the golden plough?

Flores youth migrate for education, but are their university degrees worth the investment?

Menyoal jarak: Hunian sosial bagi masyarakat miskin

Bagi kelompok miskin Jakarta, hunian sosial vertikal lebih banyak membawa masalahan daripada solusi

Distance matters: social housing for the poor

For Jakarta’s most vulnerable, vertical social housing creates more problems than it solves

Has resource extraction reduced poverty? 

The benefits of more concentrated natural resources are less likely to be spread

Old and poor

Indonesia’s welfare schemes are failing to support older citizens

Cash for the cashless

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

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

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

Famine and fraud

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

Jokowi for President? No!

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

Review: A tale of survival and resilience in modern Surabaya

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

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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

Oct 09, 2021 - PUTU OKA SUKANTA, VANNESSA HEARMAN & KIERNAN BOX

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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