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BRIEF October 19, 2021

Indonesia COVID-19 Observatory

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www.worldbank.org/indonesia/covid19monitor

 

Set up in March 2020 with support of the Australian Government through the Partnership for Knowledge-Based Poverty Reduction Trust Fund and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank Indonesia COVID-19 Observatory is a constellation of quick-deploying data collection efforts that respond to this demand. It aims to generate near-real-time insights on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and inform the policymaking process by identifying gaps that may require scaling up or redirecting of policy responses to under-covered areas as the crisis unfolds.

The observatory monitors:

  1. Social media platforms while conducting rapid polls to solicit information on citizen knowledge, concerns, and sentiments, including policy responses.
  2. Socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 on households through a national phone-based high-frequency (HiFy) survey that tracks impacts of COVID-19 on over 4,000 households during the emergency response and economic recovery phases of the pandemic.
  3. Impacts on firms through surveys with a focus on merchants that sell on large online platforms.

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Social Media Monitoring

Monitor select social media platforms and conduct rapid polls to solicit information on citizen knowledge, behaviors, concerns and sentiments, including towards government policy responses

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High Frequency (HiFy) Household Survey

A nationally representative phone-based survey that tracks impacts of COVID-19 on over 4,000 households


Brief Series


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Gender Insights from a Covid–19 Digital Merchants Survey

FEBRUARY 2022

Using survey data from 15,238 respondents collected on one of Indonesia’s largest e-commerce platforms between December 21 and 25, 2020, we examined how female-owned businesses on e-marketplace platforms performed and how the government and platforms could help them survive and thrive during the pandemic and beyond.

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Education Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

November - December 2020

While most schools across Indonesia remained closed for face-toface learning, the vast majority of students were engaged in distance learning and a small minority had dropped out.

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Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

November - December 2020

Coverage of testing for COVID-19 slowly improved but remained much lower than in peer countries. 

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Impacts on Digital Merchants: Insights from the Bukalapak

May 20- June 27, 2020

Online sales have been more resilient than offline sales, though Bukalapak merchants with certain characteristics were harder hit than others.

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Ex-ante Poverty and Distributional Impacts of COVID–19 in Indonesia

June 26, 2020

Without the emergency social assistance for households, Covid-19 could push between 5.5 and 8 million Indonesians into poverty

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How COVID-19 is Affecting Firms in Indonesia : Results from Round One of the COVID-19 Business Pulse Survey

June 15 - 23, 2020

Firms across the provinces surveyed and in almost all sectors surveyed were negatively affected by the COVID-19 crisis.1 They were affected simultaneously by multiple channels.

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High-Frequency Monitoring of Households : Summary of Results from Survey Round One

01-17 May, 2020

With businesses closed and largescale mobility restrictions imposed after the Covid-19 outbreak, 24 percent of breadwinners – mostly wage workers and non-farm business owners – had stopped working by May 2020

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Social Media Monitoring

April – May, 2020

Discussion on COVID-19 in social media spiked around the time large-scale social restrictions were introduced and common topics of conversation revolved around health care, food access, and job loss.