7 December: Economic recovery


 

Session 1: Road to recovery: Assessing the pandemic’s impact on the tourism industry

The tourism sector has been a significant driver of economic growth in Indonesia, but it has been hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. Border closures and travel restrictions have seen millions of job losses, with women, young people and lower-educated workers being most vulnerable. Now, as vaccination rates grow, there is hope on the horizon. This session will assess the state of the devastated industry, and what actions can be taken to rebuild tourism and the communities that rely on it.

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Session 2: Health or economy in Indonesia? Making the best impossible decision during COVID-19

During the pandemic, governments have grappled with the impossible decision of choosing health or the economy while both are in crisis. The Indonesian government has struggled to get this balance right, as infections soared across the country and many people were in precarious financial positions that made social distancing untenable. In this session, researchers will present a model they created to help governments get the balance right, and its conditions and outcomes, using an example from the experience of South Sulawesi.

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Additional reading

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Opening remarks

Airlangga Hartarto

Coordinating Minister
for Economic Affairs
Republic of Indonesia

Session 1: Road to recovery: Assessing the pandemic’s impact on the tourism industry

Moderator: Helen Brown

Head, Comms & Outreach
The Australia-Indonesia Centre

Dr Ya-Yen Sun

COVID-19 Research Co-lead
The University of Queensland

Dr Ilmiawan Auwalin

COVID-19 Research Co-lead
Universitas Airlangga

Widyasari Listyowulan

Vice President Public Policy,
Government Relations & CSR
Traveloka

Dr Futu Faturay

Policy Analyst
Ministry of Finance Indonesia

Session 2: Health or economy in Indonesia? Making the best impossible decision during COVID-19

Moderator: Helen Brown

Head, Comms & Outreach
The Australia-Indonesia Centre

Dr Pierre Le Bodic

COVID-19 Research Co-lead
Monash University

A/Prof Sri Astuti Thamrin

COVID-19 Research Co-lead
Universitas Hasanuddin

John Dovaston

Partner, Asia Pacific
PwC

Discussant

Dr David Nellor

Facility Director
Prospera

Closing remarks

Penny Williams PSM

Ambassador to Indonesia
DFAT
Australian Government