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Indonesian president Jokowi: A reform-minded leader

Jokowi won the presidential election of Indonesia in 2014, making him the first president outside of the political and military elite.

Asia Pacific Economics

Indonesia ramps up battle against bureaucracy

Indonesia’s 12th economic policy package is the latest effort to improve ease doing business. Strong political will must complement consistent implementation.

Asia Pacific Economics

Indonesia policy package met with skepticism

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has rolled out the first of three policy packages aimed at deregulating the economy. The policies have been met with skepticism, however, as Widodo’s administration has

Politics South and Central Asia

Great allies, or greater enemies? The future of Australian-Indonesian relations

The growing uncertainty in the relationship between the two regional neighbors has the potential to cause economic as well as political instability in a very fractious neighborhood. The Australian-Indonesian economic,

Asia Pacific Economics

Luck is behind Jokowi’s subsidy gamble in Indonesia

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo recently cut fuel subsidies. Thanks to falling global oil prices, Indonesians have actually seen a drop in prices at the pump, and thus have not

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

What lies ahead for Indonesia’s infrastructure in 2015?

Plans are in place to bolster Indonesian infrastructure in the year ahead, but actions will be needed to make those plans a reality. Guest post by Marius Toime Andrinof  Chaniago,

Asia Pacific Politics

President-elect Jokowi lifts Indonesia’s economic outlook

Indonesia’s new President Joko Widodo brings a fresh face to a nation still finding its way as a global economic player. His commitment to subsidy reform and infrastructure investments could help