Health across the life-span: Early childhood health inequalities and chronic disease in the later life

Background: Chronic disease is a major public health problem in Indonesia. Today, the prevention program is emphasising on reducing life-style related risk factors, such as smoking behaviour, and unhealthy diet. While it is important to address the current behaviour, early childhood development may also similarly important as health in early life could greatly impact on […] Read More »

Reducing Maternal and Neonatal Mortality through an Innovative Health Program in Eastern Indonesia

Maternal, neonatal and child mortality ratios in Eastern Indonesia are considerably higher than in other parts of the country. Geographic access barriers, inequitable distribution of health personnel, decentralization-related implementation gaps, vector-borne disease including malaria and basic resource limitations have been identified as factors contributing to preventable deaths. In a study conducted for UNICEF Indonesia, we documented […] Read More »

Violence Free School in Indonesia: Exploring the current evidence and the related policies

Violence against children cuts across boundaries of geography, race, class, religion, and nature.  It occurs in homes, schools, alternative care system, penal system, and in the streets.  Indonesia is urged to formulate further strategy on reducing VaC in school setting. Prior to policy and program strengthening, a comprehensive understanding on what has been studied about […] Read More »

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Tinggi, Perkawinan Usia Anak di Rembang

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Pernikahan Dini karena Ekonomi Masih Marak Terjadi di Rembang

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Umbu Raya Kedamaki


Area of expertise: institutional economics, sustainable human development, program monitoring and impact evaluation, quantitative and qualitative research methodology More detail ...

Yodi Christiani, PhD


Area of expertise: social determinants of health, non-communicable disease epidemiology, gender and health, healthy ageing, quantitative and qualitative research methodology More detail ...

Nur Jannah (Nana)


Area of expertise: child protection, gender responsive policy, social protection, qualitative research methodology More detail ...

Dian Anakaka


Area of expertise: psychology intervention, public speaking, learning method, qualitative study, and workshop/ training facilitation. More detail ...

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CREDOS Institute is a research, knowledge management, and transformation entity, established in 2016. It is dedicated for the design of knowledge based creative development strategies to improve the understanding on complexity of hardcore poverty including caste, religion, ethnic, racial, age and gender based discrimination in political sphere and labor market in Indonesia. We manage the knowledge to upskill communities, NGOs, market and government for an efficient achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs).


Areas of work


We work to produce knowledge based on generated evidence for promoting transformation towards a better future for the current disadvantaged population. Our three key principles are: Equality – every one should have equal opportunity for a respectable quality of life; Inclusion – nobody should be left behind, and all voices matters; Sustainability – we believe in sustained development towards a better future


To do so, CREDOS Institute combines passion for pro-poor development with multidisciplinary approaches. We conduct research on poverty, health and wellbeing, life-course approach, and gender, caste and slavery. Our experts come from rich diverse background such as economy, social science, public health, psychology, and anthropology.


CREDOS Institute is managed by Yayasan Kajian Strategi Pembangunan Kreatif CREDOS. The Institute is based in Jakarta, with regional offices in West Timor and Papua. We plan to expand the research networks and our work to many different islands in Indonesia.


VISION An Indonesia society with equal opportunity for all citizens, free of poverty and discrimination.

MISSION Our mission is to:

  1. Conduct quantitative and qualitative research on hardcore poverty alleviation and the elimination of discrimination.
  2. Perform knowledge management and its development system to capture, review, store, and disseminate knowledge to upskill people, market and state driven development efficiently.
  3. Conduct training on strategies for hardcore poverty alleviation and the elimination of discrimination.

VALUES CREDOS Institute promotes equality of opportunity for all regardless of gender, caste, ethnicity, race and religious affiliation.

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