53.5 Overall Score (down 18.5 since Aug 1st.)

Indonesia

  • 63.8 Public Health
    Directives
  • 28.4 Financial
    Response
  • 88 Fact-Based
    Communication
  • 63.8 Public Health
    Directives
  • 28.4 Financial
    Response
  • 88 Fact-Based
    Communication

Indonesia scores near the median, with its poor financial policy bringing its score down.

Pre-COVID Conditions

Despite a low debt-to-GDP ratio, Indonesia’s weak healthcare system, low number of hospital beds, and low GDP per capita put it in a very weak position to respond to the pandemic.

  • Debt/GDP ratio 30.1%
  • GDP/capita $14,841
  • Gini coefficient (out of 100) 39
  • Infant mortality rate (out of 1,000 live births) 21
  • Healthcare access score (out of 100) 49.2
  • Hospital beds/1,000 People 8

Government Response

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(Data points represent policy level as of Jan 1.)
63.8

Public Health Directives

Indonesia’s relatively strong health score would be much higher if not for a very limited testing rate, low emergency healthcare spending, and limited contact tracing.

  • Stay at home order 1
  • Public gathering restrictions 4
  • School closings 2
  • Public event cancellations 2
  • Testing policy 1
  • Emergency healthcare investments/capita $0.10
  • Travel restrictions 3
  • Tests/1,000 people 18.1
  • Contact tracing 1
28.4

Financial Response

Indonesia’s weak score is due to a relatively small financial stimulus. Despite the government offering income support, this is unlikely to help the nearly 60 percent of Indonesians who work in the informal sector.

  • Financial stimulus as share of GDP 4.4%
  • Income support 1
  • Debt forebearance 1
88

Fact-Based Communication

Indonesia’s strong score is brought down by the fact that its health minister has promoted misinformation related to coronavirus, including that it could be prayed away or cured by drinking an herbal remedy mixed by the president.

  • Reliance on science/fact based information 1
  • Press freedom 0

COVID-19 Status as of Jan 1

While Indonesia managed to stave off a surge for the initial months of the virus, the country is experiencing a significant uptick in cases prompting more social restrictions.

  • Total deaths 22,329
  • Death rate per 100K 81.6
  • Total cases 751,270
  • Cases per 100K 2,747
  • Percent of positive tests 18.7
  • Change in positivity rates +3.1
Case Trend Line
Daily cases Level 1 Lockdown Level 2 Lockdown
Date Status New Cases/1M
1 Jun 15 Restrictions at malls ease 3.79
2 Jun 20 Restrictions at parks and recreation areas ease 3.97
3 Jul 16 Extension of large-scale social restrictions until end of July 5.71
4 Sep 09 Jakarta's governor announces further social restrictions 11.85

Differentiating Factors

Compared with Other Island Nations
  • 61.4
    Iceland 5,754
    Cases
    16,862
    Per 1M
    29
    Deaths

    Iceland has a relatively strong score, having substantially improved its public health and financial policy since the early fall.

  • 79.6
    Japan 239,068
    Cases
    1,890
    Per 1M
    3,342
    Deaths

    Japan has a very strong overall score, driven by its generous financial response and a reliance on facts, although its public health policy is slightly below the median.

  • 88.5
    New Zealand 2,162
    Cases
    448
    Per 1M
    25
    Deaths

    New Zealand has had very strong policy, particularly its reliance on science and facts, and its very strong financial response.

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Statistics and government response factors available on each country profile include:

Pre-COVID Conditions:

  • Debt to GDP ratio
  • Infant mortality rates
  • Hospital beds per 1,000 people
  • Gini coefficients measuring inequality
  • Health access and quality

COVID-19 Public Health Directives:

  • Stay-at home orders
  • School-closing policy
  • Public-gathering restrictions
  • Cancellation of public events
  • Testing policy and rates per 1,000 people
  • Emergency healthcare spending per capita
  • Travel restrictions
  • Contact tracing

COVID-19 Financial Response:

  • Stimulus package as a share of GDP
  • Income support
  • Debt-forbearance

Public Communications:

  • Instances of misinformation by leadership
  • Limitations on press freedom, censorship

Current/Historic In-Country COVID-19 Status:

  • Death rates per 1 million
  • Case rates per 1 million