Policy Brief - The Impact of Covid-19 on Child Poverty and Mobility in Indonesia

Penulis: Pusat Kebijakan Ekonomi Makro (2021)

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and measures to contain it have plunged the world economy into a severe contraction. The International Monetary Fund projects that the global economy will shrink by 4.4 per cent in 2020 – the deepest recession since the Second World War1. The crisis is having a significant impact on Indonesia’s economic growth and efforts to reduce poverty. The country’s gross domestic product is set to contract by 1.1 per cent in 2020 – a painful reversal of the 5.3 per cent growth projected before the pandemic – causing widespread loss of jobs and income2. To avert this worst-case scenario, the Government of Indonesia implemented an emergency fiscal stimulus package and temporarily expanded its social assistance programmes to support low-income families during the crisis. 

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