Alfa Pelupessy

Alfa is an Assistant Manager in the Indonesia Country Program Development domain of MSC.

Alfa is an Assistant Manager in the Indonesia Country Program Development domain of MSC. He is a banker with over four years of experience with established banks in Indonesia, such as BRI, DBS, and Maybank. His areas of expertise include risk analysis, customer experience mapping, qualitative and quantitative research, process improvement, and policy advocacy. Alfa is experienced in consulting assignments related to digital financial services, agent network development, social assistance payment system, and MFI development. 

Posts by Alfa Pelupessy

Strengthening the digital ecosystem: Expanding the adoption of Quick Response Code Indonesian Standard (QRIS) among MSMEs in Indonesia

In 2019, Bank Indonesia launched the Quick Response Indonesian Standard (QRIS) solution as part of its payment system vision for 2025 to encourage Indonesia’s 65 million MSMEs to adopt cashless payments. This blog explores challenges in the implementation of QRIS and offers recommendations to improve its uptake in Indonesia.

Impact of COVID-19 on CICO agents in Indonesia

This study assesses the impact of COVID-19 on the demand for financial services through agents and agent operations. It seeks to understand the ability of cash-in cash-out (CICO) agents to support government assistance programs. The study further provides recommendations to support policy development and aid the recovery of CICO agents in Indonesia.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Program Keluarga Harapan (PKH)

The Government of Indonesia (GoI) expanded its social protection programs, including Program Keluarga Harapan (PKH)—its conditional cash transfer program, to support the most vulnerable sections of society during the pandemic. Our report explores the impact of COVID-19 on the beneficiaries and operational implementation of PKH during the pandemic.

Responding to COVID-19 in Indonesia

A community side story of quick response and gradual adaptation of the low and middle income segment to the global pandemic. This is the report that highlights the insights from MSC study to understand the economic and health impact of COVID-19 on LMI Indonesians.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on MSMEs

Since the onset of the pandemic, large-scale social restrictions have had a direct impact on the economy and the livelihoods of more than 63 million MSMEs in Indonesia. This report is part two of a larger study on the impact of the pandemic on MSMEs in Indonesia.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on CICO agents in Indonesia

Large-scale movement restrictions, falling consumer demand, and rising unemployment have taken a toll on CICO agents in Indonesia. Our report analyzes the impact of the pandemic on these agents, highlights their coping strategies, and provides recommendations to help them recover.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on MSMEs: Indonesia report

The COVID-19 crisis has proven devastating for MSMEs in Indonesia, which have seen their revenues reduce to almost half. Our report analyzes the economic consequences of the pandemic on MSMEs, highlights their coping strategies, and provides policy recommendations to help them recover.

Indonesia’s experiment with digitising food subsidy payments: The story so far

The note summarises key findings of the current scheme for social transfer of food subsidy (BPNT) in Indonesia