Building U.S.-Indonesia Mutual Understanding Since 1994

Lessons from Indonesia's Economic Reform: Poverty Alleviation and Implications of the Global Economic Crisis

In 1998 the Government of Indonesia enacted several social safety net programs in support of food security, employment creation, education, and health, among others. These were accomplished in the face of the expected burden on poor and newly poor households due to the Indonesian economic crisis, which quickly followed the Asian Financial Crisis. The Indonesian Government again enacted policies to help the poor when the global economic crisis spread in the wake of the U.S. financial crisis in 2008.

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