Yani Parasti Siregar

Yani is an Associate in MSC's Indonesian Domain. She is a keen observer of Indonesia's international relations and public policy, with 1.5 years of experience working in a government institution. Yani supports the MSC Indonesia team on conducting researches in the area of digital financial inclusion including digitization of social assistance delivery programs of Government of Indonesia

Before joining MSC, Yani was a desk officer for Indonesian G20 Sherpa at the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, the Republic of Indonesia. She undertook various roles: assisting the Indonesian Sherpa team with G20-related administration, providing relevant materials for topic research, and handling communication among the relevant stakeholders. She is fluent in Indonesian (native), English, and Korean.    

Posts by Yani Parasti Siregar

Life on credit: Why and how do corner shop owners take loans?

With the wide gap in access to formal credit for MSMEs in South and East Asia, micro-businesses often borrow from unreliable sources at exorbitant rates. Based on our Corner Shop Diaries research, this blog explores how and why corner shops take loans and the sources from which they borrow.

Wi-Fi voucher: A top-selling product for rural corner shops in Indonesia

In Indonesia, 12,548 villages still lack access to 4G internet. This blog explores how Wi-Fi vouchers help diarists under our Corner Shop Diaries project and others in rural Indonesia access the internet.

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.

‘Surviving a pandemic’: Five key insights from the Corner Shop Diaries research in India and Indonesia

This blog offers five key insights drawn from early data of our Corner Shop Diaries research in India and Indonesia.