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This paper presents an examination of economic and financial linkages for a selection of economies in the Asia-Pacific region for the period 2001 to 2012. The countries examined are the ASEAN5 group of nations - Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand; the three large...
The agreement on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) reached at the 2010 Cancun meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is expected to result in a significant flow of funds from developed to developing countries.
The opportunity costs...
Constrains on job creation in Indonesia include poor infrastructure, an uncertain investment climate and tight labor regulations.
Employment generation has been a challenge in Indonesia since the Asian Financial Crisis (AFC), especially in labor-intensive manufacturing. We examine the direct and indirect impact of exports...
This paper reviews Indonesia’s implementation of green fiscal policies and discusses recent Indonesian fiscal policy responses to its commitment to reduce its emissions by 2020.
In common with other archipelagic countries, Indonesia is vulnerable to such impacts of climate change as prolonged droughts, increased...
This paper argues the importance for Indonesia to start developing strategies to mitigate its emissions from fossil fuel combustion.
Indonesia is among the largest 25 carbon dioxide emitting countries when considering only fossil fuels, and among the top three or five when emissions due...
The policy of restricting food imports through tariffs or quantitative restrictions promotes the goal of food self-sufficiency, but does so at the cost of reducing the food security of the most vulnerable people
Food security is an important social objective and relying on international...
The findings in this paper suggest there is a permanent, positive, and large effect of childhood migration on education attainment and some health measures.
Developing countries are experiencing unprecedented levels of urbanization. Although most of these movements are motivated by economic reasons, they could...
This paper contributes to the literature on the effects of child market work on human capital by focusing on the long-term growth in human capital, which is widely known to significantly affect earning ability.
Child labor is a phenomenon that has attracted a great...
There is a distinct difference between proposing new constitutional frameworks and the process of establishing those frameworks. The latter involves forms of renegotiation with varying legacies of the past in any particular setting. This makes transforming proposed reforms into meaningful practice that can sustain over...
This paper considers Indonesia’s role in Pacific regional politics.