Sexual Exploitation and Mental Health Status of Women Migrant Workers

Women migrant workers are vulnerable to be trapped in human trafficking for sexual exploitation purpose. These women may be exposed to various types of trauma among these women could affect their mental health. We explored gender based violence and the association between sexual trafficking and mental health problem among women who were victims of trafficking. The […] Read More »

Caste and Gender related Health Inequalities in Sumba, Indonesia

A study was conducted to examine inequalities in hypertension and obesity between the Sumbanese low caste and the commoner. The Sumbanese low castes i.e. the slave caste and the commoner caste are among the most marginalized group in Indonesia.  The caste norm dictates that people from these castes to be economically dependent to the local […] Read More »

Hypertension and Obesity in Eastern Indonesia

The research was conducted to describe the pattern of hypertension and obesity across ages in Eastern Indonesia. Study was conducted by analysing data of 2.820 men and 3,145 women aged 12 years or above, who participated in the 2012 Indonesia Family Survey (IFLS) – East. The prevalence of hypertension and obesity were calculated for three different […] Read More »


[Full team]

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: clinical psychology, child development, children with special needs More detail ...


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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