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Opinion | Co-regulation To Map The Many Faces of Indonesia’s Micro and Small Businesses

Updated: Apr 19, 2022

First published in The Jakarta Post (5/8/21).

Government support for micro and small businesses both prior and during the Covid-19 Pandemic, have taken various forms, like cash transfer, tax incentive and low-interest loan, but these have mostly proven to be ineffective because of poor targeting caused by outdated databases that failed to recognize the diversity of micro and small business (MSEs)

Considering the large pool of MSEs as a uniform group w