More research needed to understand micro finances that work

Micro finance has been widely recognized to be able to play a greater role in tackling the great challenges in Indonesia's aspiration toward poverty alleviation and reducing inequality. However, Although Indonesia has been a global leader in microfinance outreach and innovation for the past 25 years, access to microfinance services is now declining and nearly 50% of Indonesian households continue to lack effective access to micro credit.


Recommendations from GDN-funded CEDS research communicated in a high-level policy dialogue

Economic status of one individual in a society is not only a product of the effort or talent of that particular individual alone. Philosopher Professor John Roemer of Yale University in his theory of distributive justice emphasizes that inequality in circumstances can explain to a large extent the poverty and inequality situation in many societies. Such circumstances include access to health and education services.


CEDS and EEPSEA continue to work in partnership to improve academic publications

Under the leadership of CEDS and with the support of the Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA), capacity building program in the application of economic modeling in environmental and natural resource management for Southeast Asian researchers continues.


CEDS researchers and partners present at the 3rd EAAERE Congress, Huangsan, China

The East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAAERE) is holding its 3rd congress in Huangshan, Anhui Province, China, on February 20-22, 2013. The congress is hosted by the School of Environment and Natural Resources, Renmin University of China, and co-organized by Environmental Economics Division of Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences.


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