The October 2022 edition of the Indonesian Update features a main report on the performance evaluation of the DKI Jakarta Provincial government during the leadership of Anies Baswedan. Looking at the four variables used to measure the performance of the DKI Jakarta Provincial government during the leadership of Anies Baswedan, it can be said that there are no significant changes. However, one thing that has become Anies Baswedan’s success is realizing political promises to create new jobs, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the economic field, the Indonesian Update addresses the ease of doing business in Indonesia. This is important because the ease of doing business needs to be considered in order to support economic freedom, strengthen resilience in times of crisis, and improve welfare in Indonesia. Next, we discuss inflation in Indonesia due to the increase in the price of fuel oil (BBM). Therefore, to anticipate the economic slowdown in November, it is necessary to strengthen the coordination between the Central Government, Regional Governments, and the community.
In the field of law, the Indonesian Update raises the issue of the ratification of the Bill on Protection of Personal Data into Law at a Plenary Session of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR RI) in the First Session of the 2022-2023 Session Year. Next, we discuss the polemics over the decision of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR RI), which did not to extend the tenure of Constitutional Justice Aswanto who is also the current Deputy Chair of the Constitutional Court (MK).
In the political field, the Indonesian Update raises the possibility of the use of identity politics in the implementations of the 2024 Simultaneous General Elections and Regional Head Elections. This is important to be anticipated as early as possible by the relevant parties so that it does not happen again like in the 2019 Elections.
In the social sector, the Indonesian Update discusses violence against women, including domestic violence (KDRT), which is still one of the serious gender inequality problems in Indonesia. In addition, we also discuss the efforts to increase the capacity of teachers in Indonesia. The government needs to provide an effective and inclusive forum for professional capacity development. The budget for the education function at the central and regional levels needs to be increased to become one of the solutions to the stagnation in the salaries of PPKK teachers. In addition, it is also necessary to regulate the salary standards for honorary teachers so that they can work optimally.
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