About ANU Indonesia Project

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ANU Indonesia Project is a leading interdisciplinary international centre of research and graduate training on development and the economy of Indonesia, and the forefront of Indonesian studies in Australia and worldwide.

What we do

  • Research
    Our academic staff and PhD scholars conduct research on the Indonesian society and its economy to improve understanding and to sharpen thinking on development and economic policies in Indonesia.
  • Dissemination of research
    We have an important role in dissemination of research findings through publications, conferences, seminars and briefings. We publish the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies and the Indonesia Update books. We organize the annual Indonesia Update conferences, the Hadi Soesastro Policy Forum, the Sadli Lectures, the Indonesia Study Group seminars, and the Indonesian Development Study Forum (FKP).
  • Capacity building and institutional networking
    These are pursued through a range of activities: maintenance of close ties with key economic policy makers in Indonesia, support for high quality publications by Indonesian researchers, and providing research grants for Indonesian-Australian research cooperation and travel grants for Australian students to undertake research in Indonesia.

ANU Indonesia Project was established in 1965 as part of the Division of Economics, now the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. The Project obtains its core funding from The Australian National University. Since 1980 the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has provided an annual grant to the Project, most recently through the Australian Aid Program.



The ANU Indonesia Project News and Commentary blog encourages discussion of the Indonesian economy and the economic policies and events that influence its performance. It does so by publishing short essays relating to recently released economic data, government policy announcements, reports and analyses, or simply by presenting new ideas on Indonesian economics for consideration.

Most essays are contributed by Indonesia Project staff and their colleagues in Indonesia and around the world, but it  is open to anybody to propose an essay for publication or to comment on published essays. Please click on the RSS Feed button in the sidebar if you would like automatic notification of new posts.

The site is moderated by Indonesia Project staff in order to avoid the publication of essays and comments that do not meet the standards of proper academic discourse. Your Comments will be visible to you, but not to other users, until they have been approved by the Moderator. We will endeavour to accept or reject Comments within a day or two of submission. Comments will not be published unless they make a substantive contribution to the discussion in question.

Essays are notionally limited to 800 words. Comments are limited to 200 words.

The blog is also used as a means of providing brief information about the Indonesia Project and its activities e.g. the bi-annual newsletter, Indonesia Project News, what’s new in the latest issue of BIES, abstracts of forthcoming and recent ISG meetings, and reporting on activities like the Update conference, special lectures, workshops and  book launches.

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