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Employment and Skills Strategies in Indonesia

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This report comes at a time when policy makers are challenged by the COVID-19 crisis that is generating a profound reflection on economic and social well-being. Before COVID-19 hit, Indonesia had experienced remarkable economic growth, making substantial progress in poverty reduction and gains in employment. However, there are large differences in outcomes across Indonesian provinces, which often reflect the quality of local infrastructure, services, education, and jobs. This joint Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) study sheds light on challenges and opportunities to promote employment and skills outcomes at the local level in Indonesia. The analysis presented in this OECD/ADB report shows the importance of strengthening local institutions managing and delivering employment and skills policies.

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Foreword

This report comes at a time when policy makers are challenged by the COVID-19 crisis that is generating a profound reflection on economic and social well-being. All 34 Indonesian provinces have been impacted by lockdowns, and the country has the highest number of virus-related deaths among Southeast Asia countries. Key sectors of the economy, such as tourism, have ground to a halt while disadvantaged groups, such as youth and women are bearing the brunt of the crisis. The recovery will require large-scale and well-coordinated policy responses that leverage all levels of government.

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