Covid-19 impact on sdgs and the fiscal measures: Case of Indonesia

Yulida Safitri, Reni Diah Ningsih, Dwi Putri Agustianingsih, Vibhas Sukhwani, Akiko Kato, Rajib Shaw

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The implications of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have stretched far beyond human health and wellbeing, causing serious setbacks for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Although governments worldwide have implemented different fiscal stimulus measures to mitigate the implications of COVID-19, it is important to develop a precise understanding of their focus areas to ensure if the progress of SDGs is on track. For a specific case of Indonesia, this study establishes a thorough understanding of the COVID-19 implications on SDGs, and its fiscal stimulus package through a literature review and semi-formal interviews with the core stakeholders in Indonesia. The study results highlighted that COVID-19 has varyingly affected the progress of all SDGs in Indonesia. Amongst the four pillars of sustainable development in Indonesia, the SDGs on the social and economic development pillars are stated to be the most impacted. As for the fiscal stimulus, it is perceived that it can help maintain the SDGs’ attainment progress to a certain extent, although there are several concerns on its implementation. Deriving lessons from the conducted research, the study puts forward key suggestions for the effective implementation of SDGs in the post-COVID-19 era.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2911
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Mar 2


  • COVID-19
  • Fiscal stimulus
  • Indonesia
  • Sustainable development goals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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