Social Protection Policy, Institutional Arrangements and Data Coordination STA Workshop

These Australia Awards scholars are gearing up to improve social protection to Indonesian citizens during COVID-19, targeting particularly at-risk groups including the elderly and people with disability. The short course run by the Queensland University of Technology emphasises the need and the real possibility to change social protection and leave no one behind in policy development, institutional arrangements and data coordination during an economic or health crisis. Dr Bambang Widianto, Executive Secretary (Ad-Interim) of Indonesia’s National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K), encouraged commitment from participants for strong collaboration. He also called for a bold approach, “to improve social protection system for households, micro, small and medium enterprises, support strategic industries, the digitalisation in Indonesia and future talents.” We hope the short course provided participants insights and relevant lessons for a better future of social protection in Indonesia. We wish you all the best!

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