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  • Author: Blane Lewis, ANUNearly 15 years after embarking on its large scale decentralisation initiative, Indonesia has decided to extend its efforts to the village level. Decentralising to the nearly 74,000 villages is intended to improve service delivery performance at the lowest administrative tier and reduce social inequality and poverty. But […]

    Indonesian village decentralisation is all money no plan

    Author: Blane Lewis, ANUNearly 15 years after embarking on its large scale decentralisation initiative, Indonesia has decided to extend its efforts to the village level. Decentralising to the nearly 74,000 villages is intended to improve service delivery performance at the lowest administrative tier and reduce social inequality and poverty. But […]

  • Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir    Indonesian economy not yet improving, vulnerable to external account destabilisation. Following the slowdown of domestic economy and lack of ability of the government to address several structural and political problems, views from internal and external stakeholders emerge. Most comments appear to highlight signs of […]

    NEWS SUMMARY 20 – 26 June 2015

    Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir    Indonesian economy not yet improving, vulnerable to external account destabilisation. Following the slowdown of domestic economy and lack of ability of the government to address several structural and political problems, views from internal and external stakeholders emerge. Most comments appear to highlight signs of […]

  •   Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir Statistics update: trade surplus recorded but exports continue to weaken. Based on the statistics launched this week by Indonesia’s Central Statistics Agency (BPS), it is reported that the country posted a trade surplus of USD 950 million in May. The surplus, however, occurred not […]

    NEWS SUMMARY 13 – 19 June 2015  

      Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir Statistics update: trade surplus recorded but exports continue to weaken. Based on the statistics launched this week by Indonesia’s Central Statistics Agency (BPS), it is reported that the country posted a trade surplus of USD 950 million in May. The surplus, however, occurred not […]

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