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Grappling with employment problems in Aceh

The presentation focuses job creation in Aceh in the post-recovery period. It identifies two major challenges: high rates of unemployment (especially among females and youth) and low levels of labor productivity, particularly in agriculture and services. High unemployment has been a consequence of a shortfall in the demand for labor from business and government, unrealistic expectations and a disparity between the skills and the mix of jobs on offer.

Land-use change and natural hazards in Java's highlands: the Dieng volcanic landscape, Central Java, Indonesia

Understanding why people choose or are forced to occupy hazardous locations is key to developing successful disaster risk reduction (DRR) initiatives. Despite a sustained global effort to reduce risk, worldwide disaster losses are increasing as populations and economic assets continue to grow in hazardous locations (O’Keefe et al., 1976; World Bank, 2013). Economic development and population growth in Java’s highland volcanic environments is rapidly changing the landscape and placing a greater number of people and assets at risk.

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