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Vania Budianto



Bachelor of Communications, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia, Australia

Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (Research) with Honours, ANU, ACT, Australia

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Vania is a PhD candidate at the Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University. Her research focuses on the politics of social protection reform in Indonesia. She held a Masters in Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development from The Australian National University. Prior to commencing her PhD, she was a senior program manager at the Governance and Human Development at the Australian Embassy/DFAT Jakarta. She has over than 10 years of experience working in Indonesia’s development sector including in disaster management, poverty reduction and social protection. Her research interests include social protection, governance, gender equality and social inclusion.

PhD programme

Resource, Environment & Development

Supervisor(s) and panel members

Topic title

Stretching the safety-net: COVID19 and the gaps in Indonesia’s social protection system

Topic description

My PhD examines the issues of inclusion/ exclusion and the different notion of deservingness in Indonesia’s social assistance. Using an anthropology of policy approach, I examine the different target population groups such as poor families with children, the elderly, and the missing middle; and look at how the institutionalisation of social assistance led to the different patterns of inclusion and exclusion.

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Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

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