The country needs to focus on improving education and skills training to improve job quality and quantity.
Peer-to-peer data sharing is being tested in Georgia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Myanmar.
Managing solid waste remains a low priority for most Asian cities. Here’s what we have learned needs to change.
Combining skills training and job matching services can help Indonesian women gain access to high-quality wage jobs.
The recent haze caused by forest fires in Indonesia is yet another form of air pollution we increasingly suffer in Asia, where many have come to accept this public health risk as a necessary evil of urban economic growth.
Sarulla was the first greenfield, commercial investment in Indonesia geothermal in almost 20 years, and remains key to demonstrating the sector’s commercial viability in the country.
Indonesia has made impressive gains in poverty reduction in recent years, but some unfavorable childhood nutrition figures bode ill for the economy and the country’s achievement of a key Millennium Development Goal (MDG).
The conventional view of wage gaps between men and women is that they have been steadily narrowing over recent decades and this trend will inevitably continue as women achieve higher education levels and enter areas of the workforce which have been dominated by males in the past. Unfortunately recent evidence from Indonesia suggests that pay parity between the sexes remains some way off.
As the world marks International Day of Action for Women's Health, maternal deaths are an uncomfortable reminder that much work still needs to be done. Indonesia is a case in point. While it is one of the fast growing economic powerhouses in Asia it is also experiencing a worrying rise in maternal deaths.
Health reforms in Asia are increasing access to healthcare but also highlight the critical issue of insufficient healthcare supply, underscoring the need for improved and well-financed health services.