Jakarta- BRIN Public Relations. Head of Governance, Economic, and Community Welfare Research Organization (TKPEKM RO) of BRIN, Agus Eko Nugroho, is optimistic that Indonesia can soon exit the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. This was stated by Agus Eko Nugroho, when giving a welcome speech at a webinar titled towards the 2022 Financial System Stability Scientific Work Competition (LKISSK), in Jakarta, Friday (01/04).

The webinar was organized by BRIN through the TKPEKM RO in collaboration with the Macroprudential Policy Department of Bank Indonesia (BI), as a series of scientific work competitions. The themes raised in this webinar were Innovation, Assessment, and Policy in Encouraging Intermediation and Maintaining Financial Sector Resilience.

According to him, the Covid -19 pandemic has tremendous implications for the Indonesian economy going forward. “This is a very important moment, how are we able to get out of the Covid-19 pandemic, how we can get out of the crisis of uncertainty, and welcome the Golden Indonesia 2045,” he continued. For BRIN, this is a good opportunity to support and participate in the LKISSK 2022 activities.

In the future, Agus said, the challenges will be even more difficult, so that ideas, thoughts from all parties are needed. All scholars, academics, researchers, are expected to contribute. “How to strengthen our financial system, or macroprodential facilities,” he said further.

“How we can exit the impact of this Covid-19 pandemic, so that it can lead to a good recovery, by minimizing the permanent impact,” said Agus.

As an R&D institution, BRIN welcomes and hopes that all civitates can contribute to this scientific paper competition. “These all are thoughts that can lead us to exit the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. A speedy recovery leading to good economic growth,” added Agus Eko, ending his speech.

The webinar was followed by presentations and discussions. Acting Head of BRIN’s Center for Macroeconomic and Financial Research, Muhammad Soekarni, explained the Impact of Covid-19 on Households, SMEs, and Microfinance Institutions.

Sally Marintan Hutape from BI delivered materials on the Role of Macroprudential Policy in Accelerating Economic Recovery, followed by presentation by Eko Listiyanto from INDEF about the Opportunities and Challenges of RPIM policy in promoting Intermeida and Economic Recovery. (arial/ed: ns)