Blogs on Indonesia

  • Image of the live demonstration at #MA4HealthAP courtesy of AeHIN.

    The art of interactive conference for knowledge sharing

    Published on Thursday, 12 November 2015

    Unlike many dull international gatherings, the recent #MA4HealthAP conference gave participants a multitude of innovative ways to engage with their peers.

  • The OGP Global Summit will take place in Guadalajara, Mexico on 27-29 October, 2015.

    Open government in Asia: What works, what doesn’t, and what can be improved

    Published on Tuesday, 22 September 2015

    In the run-up to the OGP Summit in Mexico City, ADB and representatives from governments, civil society, and multilateral organizations to share their impressions about the current framework.

  • Sarulla is key to demonstrating geothermal commercial viability in Indonesia.

    To become a renewable energy superpower, Indonesia must learn from Sarulla’s example

    Published on Monday, 27 July 2015

    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.

  • A woman stands inside her home destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

    Fiscal policies, inequality and climate change: How they make or break the rich-poor divide

    Published on Friday, 26 June 2015

    Do fiscal policies respond appropriately to reduce vulnerabilities, or actually widen the pre-existing inequality that is exacerbated during disasters?

  • Stevedore carrying a 95-kg yellowfin tuna in Palawan, Philippines.

    Bluer than blue: Boosting the ocean economy

    Published on Monday, 08 June 2015

    As we reflect on the importance of the ocean today, the annual Coral Triangle Day held on 9 June has become a landmark regional event to celebrate World Oceans Day with one simple message: protect the ocean that sustains us all.

  • The seminar was moderated by ADB Vice President Bindu Lohani.

    How to make Asia’s cities ‘livable’

    Published on Sunday, 03 May 2015

    By 2050, up to 65% of Asia’s population is expected to live in cities. With urbanization growing at such at a breakneck speed, many believe that how cities cope with it may well determine the region’s long-term productivity and overall stability.

  • Why AIDS funding stands at a crossroads in Asia and Pacific

    Published on Tuesday, 10 February 2015

    The Asia Pacific region has scored many successes in its march to reverse the HIV and AIDS epidemic in a number of countries, starting with Thailand, Cambodia, and India. But the region still faces serious challenges with other countries like Pakistan, Philippines, and Indonesia reporting rising epidemic levels. Initial successes in scaling up treatment and prevention programs have left some political leaders and policymakers complacent.

  • 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.