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Anti-poverty Programs in Indonesia

Daly, Anne; Fane, George


Between 1994/95 and 1997/98, Indonesia's spending on anti-poverty programs grew from 0.1% to 0.3% of GDP. The introduction of the 'social safety net' raised anti-poverty spending to 1.4% of GDP in 1998/99 and changed its main focus from job creation schemes, financed mainly by loans and grants to small firms and community groups, to in-kind subsidies for rice, public health care, scholarships for children in poor families and grants to schools in poor areas. The most accurately targeted program...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies
DOI: 10.1080/00074910215535


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