Indonesia Update Conference 2010

Employment, Living Standards and Poverty in Contemporary Indonesia

24–25 September 2010

VENUE: Coombs Lecture Theatre, H C Coombs Building, No. 9
Cnr Fellows Road and Garran Road, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200

OUTLINE: Understanding the nexus between employment, social participation and reform, and poverty is a major challenge in Indonesia. Trends in poverty are heavily dependent on labour market opportunities and social spending in education and health. Which strategies should be adopted is the subject of intense debate. The 2010 Indonesia Update conference aims to assess how Indonesia has travelled in regard to social policies and poverty alleviation since the Asian Financial Crisis, and especially under President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY). The conference papers will also seek to identify possible new directions for poverty alleviation policies in SBY’s second term of government.

Both academics and policy makers from Indonesia, Australia and elsewhere will contribute to the conference. Speakers will include established and early-career staff and graduates from Australian, Indonesian and other universities, staff of international agencies, NGOs and research institutions, and government and aid officials.

The conference is free of charge.

Conference Convenors

Chris Manning
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200

Sudarno Sumarto
SMERU Research Institute

Conference Administrator

Indonesia Project
Department of Economics
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
Phone: 61 2 6125 3794
Fax: 61 2 6125 3700


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