Ali Hasan

Ashoka Fellow
Indonesia,
Fellow Since 2000
Yayasan Bissma

Citation

This profile was prepared when Ali Hasan was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2000.
The New Idea
Ali has a new approach to ensure that government funds for poverty alleviation become not just uniform, pre-packaged, one-off projects, but are translated into equity investments that are collectively owned by the very small-scale producers (farmers owning only small plots, and small home industry producers and traders at village level). His insight is that for these programs to work, apart from the necessity of complete transparency, there must be simultaneous development of production units that weave together both social and economic equity.
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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