Latest News and Information from Indonesia

  • Indonesia: A More Transparent and Efficient Remittance System Helps Migrant Workers and their Families

    22 September 2016

    Many migrant worker families in Indonesia are reliant on remittances for their income.     Unfamiliar with banks and international money transfers, they turn to intermediaries to get their money home, which often leads to partial or total money loss.     The Greenback 2.0 project in Lombok T... Read more ›

  • BNP2TKI Upbeat Migrant Workers Will Pull In $10b by Year's End

    06 October 2015

    The Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers, known as BNP2TKI, has estimated remittance revenue from Indonesia's migrant workers will grow 19 percent this year as the government continues to develop programs improving financial literacy among migrant workers. Remittanc... Read more ›

  • Indonesian migrants’ remittances fail to develop economy at home

    18 August 2015

    BOGOR: In a small, farming district in Indonesia’s West Nusa Tenggara province, thousands of women leave home each year to cook, clean and take care of children for families in the Middle East. The migrant domestic workers of Sumbawa district - with about 400,000 residents - sent home nearly $100... Read more ›

  • Indonesian diaspora and dual citizenship: The benefits

    24 June 2015

    In August this year as in last year, the third Congress of the Indonesian Diaspora will be held in Jakarta, summoning flocks of overseas Indonesians, or the Indonesian diaspora, to return to the country dear to their hearts. Numbering over 8 million people in over 90 different countries, the diaspor... Read more ›

  • Indonesia keen to supply nannies to Australia

    18 June 2015

    Indonesia may be keen to help contribute to the army of nannies needed ahead of a taxpayer-subsidised Australian trial. The two-year program, announced in April, will target shift worker parents such as police and nurses as well as families in regional areas who find it difficult to use regular chi... Read more ›

  • Indonesia Trains Migrant Workers to Make Most of Their Earnings

    28 May 2015

    Groups seek to expand classes to help teach maids how to manage money they make overseas At a maid-training center on Jakarta’s outskirts, dozens of women on floor mats listen intently to an instructor talking about how to manage money. Microphone in hand, the instructor points to words on a boa... Read more ›

  • Commonwealth aims to boost women’s financial literacy

    15 May 2015

    Private lender Commonwealth Bank Indonesia, part of the Commonwealth Bank Australia Group, aims to increase Indonesian women’s financial literacy through its new smartphone application, an executive said on Saturday. The app, dubbed WISE, originated from the Women Investment Series (WISE) movemen... Read more ›

  • RI’s migrant workers remit record $8.55 billion in 2014: WB

    23 April 2015

    Despite death threats, torture and inhumane conditions, millions of Indonesian migrant workers remitted last year a record high of US$8.55 billion back to their families from overseas, the World Bank said in a recent report. The amount, the World Bank said, was almost equivalent to 0.9 percent of I... Read more ›

  • Govt aims to double remittance

    21 April 2015

    The Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI) said it would roll out a plan that would encourage Indonesian migrant workers abroad to engage in non-cash transactions as part of an effort to double the amount of remittances the country receives each year. In a h... Read more ›