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Collection of social protection news, found 113 news.

Nearly half of global workforce facing job loss: ILO

A continued sharp decline in working hours globally amid the COVID-19 outbreak implies 1.6 billion workers in the ...

APEC faces output loss of US$2.1 trillion owing to COVID-19

The health and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic afflicted over two million people globally, with 40 ...

APEC highlights significance of multilateral cooperation in COVID-19

Multilateral cooperation, including the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), safeguards countries worldwide in ...

Indonesia's food balance shows surplus for 11 commodities

Indonesia’s food balance shows a surplus of 11 commodities to meet public demand despite the UN Food and ...

ADB, UNICEF committed to assisting Indonesian children combat COVID-19

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) pledged to support inclusive ...

President urges ministers to protect availability of food

President Joko Widodo  (Jokowi) has urged ministers to pay close attention to the Food and Agriculture ...

COVID-19 fallout: Indonesia increases budget spending by $24.8 billion

Indonesia has decided to increase the state budgetary spending for 2020 by Rp405.1 trillion (US$24.8 billion) to deal ...

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Integrated teams to combat stunting, enhance human resources quality

The Joko Widodo administration has outlined a reduction in the stunting and poverty rates as among the key targets for ...

Ministry allocates Rp31.3 trillion for Family Hope Program

The Ministry of Social Affairs has allocated a budget of around Rp31.3 trillion for the Family Hope Program ...

Expanding middle class can help Indonesia grow faster

Expanding the middle class can help Indonesia grow faster and share prosperity more broadly across the population, ...

Almost 35 percent informal sector workers have no health insurance

Almost 35 percent of the 1,800 household heads employed in the informal sector in Indonesia's six provinces have no ...

Social affairs ministry assists South Solok's flash flood victims

The Social Affairs Ministry has distributed the emergency aid packages worth Rp1.6 billion to assist residents of South ...

Indonesia, Romania hold discussions on cooperation in worker placement

Indonesia and Romania further discussed opportunities for cooperation in the placement of workers with specific skills, ...

Wamena riot survivors ail from diarrhea, fever, skin itchiness

Several survivors of the recent deadly rioting in Wamena currently accommodated in temporary shelters are ailing from ...

Indonesia hosts Foreign Policy and Global Health Forum

The government has been preparing for Indonesia to host the Foreign Policy and Global Health (FPGH) Forum next ...