Tackling Poverty Amidst COVID-19 in Indonesia

During the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Indonesia like many other countries, experienced an economic shock, making it a challenge to alleviate poverty. Indonesia’s Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) takes surveys on poverty twice a year-in March and September respectively. Before COVID-19, the surveys recorded the poverty rate at 9.22 percent on September 2019, 0.44 percent lower …

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