Archives for May 2015

New Chairman of BkkbN Inaugurated

On May 26, Surya Chandra Surapaty, MPH, PhD, was installed as the head of the National Population and Family Planning Board of Indonesia (BkkbN). With BkkbN, the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is co-hosting the 2015 ICFP. The conference organizers offer warm congratulations […]

Commentary: Harnessing Indonesia’s Demographic Dividend

Indonesia stands on the threshold. It needs to accelerate efforts to reap a demographic dividend to expand economic growth and development. While the world’s fourth-most populous country is making steady progress, it should further invest in young people to take advantage of its demographic window of opportunity. … A critical foundation for the demographic dividend is […]