Tag Archives: Joko Widodo

Time to Rethink Economic Policies in Indonesia

With the recent election of a new president, now is a good time to focus on improving the quality of economic policymaking. To begin, how should Indonesia make use of its rich natural resources? Broadly speaking, these can be used either to finance consumption or to create productive assets that will generate future income.

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Jokowi Saves Indonesia’s Democracy

Indonesia is the most successful democracy in the region at this time — though all democracies in Southeast Asia have their defects. Jokowi’s victory will provide ASEAN with regional leadership as the 47-year-old organization moves into an ambitious phase under the ASEAN Community plans.

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What Indonesian Polls Do and Don’t Mean

Indonesia’s PDI-P party, the home of Soekarno-ist nationalism, was expecting Wednesday’s (April 9) legislative elections to carry it to a stunning comeback after a decade out of government during the (Susilo Bambang) Yudhoyono years.   It had the good fortune of being associated with Joko Widodo (normally known as Jokowi), the Jakarta governor whose mass popularity had convinced PDI-P’s old guard …

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