Posts By Erman Rahman

Notes from the Field

A Check on Indonesia’s Graft-Ridden Procurement Games

June 27, 2012

Tracing the complicated web of procurement scandals in the Indonesian media over the past few months, it has been hard to remain upbeat about the country’s fight against corruption. But among the gloomy headlines, The Asia Foundation was glad to find a glimmer of hope in Makassar, South Sulawesi.

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Private Firms Say Infrastructure Main Impediment to Indonesia’s Growth

December 14, 2011

Indonesia’s economy could grow even faster than its current rate of around 6 percent, according to a statement made by Vice President Boediono last week, if the government and private sector worked together to overcome a major technical hurdle – infrastructure. And, it’s not just Boediono who feels this way…

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High Transportation Costs Hurt Indonesia’s Eastern Economies

May 18, 2011

Indonesia is rapidly developing and home to some of the richest Asians, yet still has huge pockets of extreme poverty. The disparity of Indonesia’s Eastern regions – the islands of Papua, Maluku, Sulawesi, Kalimantan, and Nusa Tenggara – has been a major concern for decades.

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