Blog posts tagged to "Indonesia"

  • The meek shall not inherit the earth - gender equality and access to land

    Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015

    Land is power – immutable and unyielding. It provides succor and sustenance. Unfortunately, there is an overwhelming gender gap in land ownership, reinforcing the gender discrimination women face in other spheres.

  • Pushing the Boundaries for Women

    Published on Tuesday, 30 September 2014

    Fifteen years ago I was working for a nongovernment organization (NGO) in Bangladesh documenting stories of training and economic empowerment of communities. A common recurring theme in virtually all the communities was the gender stereotyping in skills training programs.

  • Environmental justice in South Asia goes green

    Published on Friday, 12 September 2014

    “The law hath not been dead, though it had slept.” When Shakespeare wrote those lines, he never knew that many, many years down the road, he may actually be referring to the enforcement of environmental law by the judiciary around the world. 

  • Indonesia’s nutritional ‘double burden’ weighs on economy

    Published on Wednesday, 13 August 2014

    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).

  • United we stand – coordinating social protection programs

    Published on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

    Social protection programs are increasingly important for supporting vulnerable groups in Asia, including the poor and elderly, but fragmented delivery of services is undermining their impact and effectiveness.

  • Discrimination driving gender wage gap in Indonesia

    Published on Friday, 20 June 2014

    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.  

  • Why are more women dying in childbirth in Indonesia?

    Published on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

    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.

  • Aging without security: Asia's experiences on introducing social pension

    Published on Thursday, 25 July 2013

    There is a saying if you live in Asia and don’t work in public service, you will stop working only when you die.  According to the United Nations (UN 2008), many of the poor are older persons living in rural areas due to low and insufficient lifetime earnings. 

  • New opportunities for expanding health services

    Published on Thursday, 30 May 2013

    A recent Reuters news article highlighted the challenges and opportunities of health reform in Asia. The article highlights the situation of a family whose premature infant daughter dies as a result of being unable to obtain infant ICU services in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

  • Photo credit: Syed Muhammad Rafiq for ADB 2010.

    Gender dimension in energy: How energy can be made to empower women

    Published on Monday, 01 April 2013

    Women use the time saved from having electricity in doing more household work while men use the extra time in recreation and leisure. This was one of the results of a study  on the interfaces of energy, poverty and gender through in-depth investigation in selected rural provinces of the People’s Republic of China, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.