Infrastructure provision and regional socio-economic development in Madura island: a causality analysis

Project Details


This study aims to estimate the causal impact of the longest bridge construction in Indonesia, the Suramadu Bridge, on poverty reduction on Madura Island. This research employs the synthetic control method to construct synthetic regions that mimic the actual treated districts to estimate the trajectory of the poverty rate if the bridge had not been constructed. The result shows that the bridge construction reduces the poverty rate significantly several years after the construction, indicating the presence of a time lag for the impact of physical infrastructure provision to emerge. Furthermore, we documented the divergent impact of bridge construction on poverty reduction across regions: some regions benefited more from poverty reduction while others experienced less reduction.
Effective start/end date7/03/2331/12/24

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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