by Adama Bah, Suahasil Nazara and Elan Satriawan
The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, Research Brief Nr. 49, July 2015
Indonesia began to implement targeted social assistance programmes for both households and individuals in the aftermath of the 1997 Asian financial crisis. As the Indonesian economy and society recovered from the crisis, most of the programmes introduced during the crisis were extended to become a permanent part of the central government’s social assistance strategy. This publication is an overview of Indonesia’s Unified Database for Social Protection Programmes (UDB) designed specifically to address targeting issues the country has faced since it began to implement targeted social assistance programmes.