It’s Time for the Government to Make a Policy to Protect the TPT Industry

In the five years until early 2006, 467 textile and textile product (TPT) industries went out of business. A total of 227 (48.6%) of them are located in West Java. What happened?

Street vendors and Employment West Java

The promises of the elected governor and deputy governor of West Java regarding the provision of jobs are a great hope for all West Java residents, namely the hope of getting a better life with a good job as well.

Between City Population, Poverty, & Good Governance

The world's population has now reached 6.5 billion people. This number will continue to grow considering that every second birth 4.4 babies. According to estimates, the world population in 2050 is expected to reach 9 billion (Global Demographic Divide; Mary Kent, 2006).

And the Winner Is: Poverty!

Juhri is already old man, he is 65 years old. Both legs were paralyzed. He had been complaining of headaches for a long time. But that Saturday (22/10/2005) morning, he looked healthy.

Poverty and Identity Matters

BLT was a mess. There were at least two kinds of commotion in the implementation of this BLT or direct cash assistance. Data discrepancies and organizational unpreparedness. Then came the following implications such as the death of parents, murder, persecution, resignation of village officials, and threats against enumerators.