ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Indonesia : Politics of Poverty and a Leaking Safety Net

While the Indonesian government reports an increase in poverty to get foreign loans, the World Bank tries to push down the estimates. The truth is that poverty has increased to 30 to 35 per cent since the economic crisis. Migrant labourers suffer bitter poverty. The situation requires a redistribution of economic and political power.

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