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A Comparative Analysis of Planning Policies between Indonesia and Saudi Arabia during COVID-19 Pandemic

*Herika Muhamad Taki orcid scopus  -  Universitas Trisakti, Indonesia
Received: 21 May 2020; Published: 28 Feb 2021.
Editor(s): Rukuh Setiadi, Ph.D
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COVID-19 from Wuhan, China quickly spread to all countries of the world with the adverse effects that accompany it. The response of each country should be to provide a policy package that is swift and beneficial for people, but not all countries have policies that are as expected. The purpose of this paper is to identify any planning policy indicators through a comparative study between the two countries. This paper is hoped can formulate planning policy directions that can be applied in other countries. This study took a case study from two countries, namely Indonesia and Saudi Arabia because it has differences not only in the social-cultural and physical area but also in the religion, namely its relation in facing the holy month of Ramadan. The method of this research was descriptive qualitative by using a pairwise comparison analysis that compares sustainable development factors such as social, economic, and environment contained in the planning policies issued by each country. The result was seen similarities and differences in the policies of the two countries and it has implemented its planning policies well but is still awaited in the next stage, namely the stages of implementation and evaluation
Keywords: comparative analysis, sustainable development, planning policy, COVID-19 pandemic
Funding: Trisakti University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

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