Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous nation and Southeast Asia's biggest economy. Ethnically, it is highly diverse, with more than 300 local languages. Progress has been made in reducing poverty, but vast inequalities remain.
Indonesia is frequently hit by natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, landslides and cyclones.
In 2020, Indonesia’s national poverty rate increased and the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately affecting vulnerable groups, including low-income workers, migrant workers, refugees, women, children and people with disabilities.