25 Jan 2018

Empowering women economically can lead a route to sustainable development while reducing gender gaps. Among them is entrepreneurship, enabling women to make a greater contribution to development. Attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for women means increasing women participation in leadership and decision making as well as guaranteeing their rights to productive resources. Goal 5, 8, and 9 in the SDGs indicate the importance of gender equality and small-medium enterprises (SMEs) growth.

11 Jan 2018

The implementation of social protection programmes often deviates from its targeted measure and recipients. Government and experts have been making efforts to improving the programme effectiveness. For instance, the Indonesian Government has reformed the distribution pattern of subsidized rice for the poor (Raskin) by utilizing identification card as an access to Raskin. Additionally, information is considered as one of the essential tools to raise citizen awareness about their rights to public service.