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Bank to Stop Support for Coal Investments

Bank to Stop Support for Coal Investments

In the past decade, there has been an increase of total support of banks and financial for coal investment. Loans or guarantees for fossil fuel-based companies rose nearly tenfold compared to the value given for renewable energy investments (REI). Throughout 2004-2014, REI only received nearly US $ 120 billion while fossil energy had more than US $ 1,000 billion. The…

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Indonesia’s Human Development Index Remains on the Road to Nowhere

Indonesia’s Human Development Index Remains on the Road to Nowhere

Human Development Index in Indonesia remains nowhere within the last three years. It was evident from the stagnant position in the Human Development Report 2015 issued by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on December 15. Indonesia’s position remains stagnant, ranks 110 of 188 countries. Researcher on social policy of Perkumpulan Prakarsa, Victoria Fanggidae, said the cause of Indonesia’s position in…

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World Bank Report: Most of the Rich Indonesians are Corrupt

World Bank Report: Most of the Rich Indonesians are Corrupt

The latest report of the World Bank is projecting a handful of rich people in Indonesia do a good wealth accumulation of financial and physical assets through corrupt practices. It contributes to the widening inequality in the country. Therefore, the Indonesian Anti-Corruption Society (MAKI) urges the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to prioritize allegations of corruption involving monopolistic business and conducted…

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Only 2 banks apply sustainability principle: ResponsiBank

Only 2 banks apply sustainability principle: ResponsiBank

Indonesian banks have yet to include social sustainability and environment responsibility in their policies or to publicly explain how these two issues are taken into consideration when making their corporate decisions, a report has said. According to Responsibank Indonesia’s ranking guide report for 2015, only two of 12 banks, BNI and Danamon, in the survey apply sustainability principles such as…

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The Prakarsa with Minister Susi Pudjiastuti

The Prakarsa with Minister Susi Pudjiastuti

On April 1, 2019, Perkumpulan Prakarsa was invited for a meeting by Susi Pudjiastuti, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia. The meeting took place at Minister’s official residence to discuss about the results of a research conducted by Prakarsa on “Illicit Financial Flows on 6 Commodities: Coal, Palm Oil, Copper, Coffee, Rubber, and Crustacea” that…

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CSOs gather, share development ideas

CSOs gather, share development ideas

Sanur, Bali | Tue, October 9, 2018 | 09:58 am The numerous infrastructure projects carried out by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration in the past several years have not only improved connectivity between regions but also helped boost peoples’ pride, particularly those living in border areas, a senior government official has said. “The opening of access to several isolated villages and border…

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President to Discuss SDGs with Civil Society Organizations

President to Discuss SDGs with Civil Society Organizations

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) together with a number of civil social organizations addressed the issue of Sustainable Development Goals/SDGs at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Thursday. A number of civil social organizations were present, among others, the International NGO Forum Indonesian on Development (Infid), Indonesian Forum for Environment (WALHI), Indonesian Women’s Coalition, Perkumpulan Prakarsa and the Alliance of Independent…

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Mixed judgment’s on Jokowi’s 2015 performance

Mixed judgment’s on Jokowi’s 2015 performance

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s performance over the past year has drawn mixed responses across the nation. Some of his critics have expressed the hope that he will perform more effectively next year. The scholar Franz Magnis Suseno, who has often criticized Jokowi and his policies, especially the manner in which the President handled the standoff between the Corruption Eradication Commission…

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