Commentary

Indonesia: Human Capital Development in the Digitalization Era

Indonesia: Human Capital Development in the Digitalization Era

November 20, 2018 By Sri Mulyani Indrawati

This is an excerpt from Sri Mulyani’s Public Lecture at Australian National University, Canberra, 5 November 2018. It was originally published on LinkedIn. Digitalization is a new driver to economic growth that can improve the efficiency and the business process productivity. Digital economy is actually has broad meaning. If we are referring to the Asian […]

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“If we don’t get cyber right, we won’t get digital right”: How Australian cyber security firms can be part of Indonesia’s digital economy growth

“If we don’t get cyber right, we won’t get digital right”: How Australian cyber security firms can be part of Indonesia’s digital economy growth

November 9, 2018 By Helen Brown

Indonesia’s economic growth, development challenges, and young population are driving the use of digital technology in a way that is very different to Australia, and in many ways is more disruptive. Regulations are still being formulated and young entrepreneurs are finding new ways to fill market gaps and solve problems. It takes some lateral thinking […]

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Documenting resilience amid disaster

Documenting resilience amid disaster

November 1, 2018 By Melanie Filler & Tim Barretto

Melanie Filler and Tim Barretto are Sydney-based documentary filmmakers who just returned from the tsunami and earthquake devastated region of Central Sulawesi. “We had a sense that our best contribution might be to collaborate through storytelling,” they wrote. This is their story. Watching journalists piece together the first snippets of information about the earthquake and […]

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Four Years of Jokowi – JK’s Economic Policies

Four Years of Jokowi – JK’s Economic Policies

October 31, 2018 By Fithra Faisal Hastiadi

No political pundit had correctly predicted US election results until 2008, when one analyst correctly predicted the winner in 49 of the 50 states for the US presidential elections. He did it again in 2012 when he correctly predicted the winner of all 50 states. Before gaining recognition as a famous political pundit, Nate Silver initially […]

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Building the Golden Generation: Health forum consolidates cross-sector innovation towards critical investment in health and education

Building the Golden Generation: Health forum consolidates cross-sector innovation towards critical investment in health and education

October 24, 2018

The ‘Youth are our Future’ forum in Jakarta yielded new and strengthened links between researchers and NGOs and government agencies, particularly across health and education, whose partnership is vital for translating research into policy. This diverse group shared their commitments and vision for reducing the current and future burden from non-communicable diseases (NCDs). A key […]

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ANU Indonesia Update Recap: Indonesian politics in 2018

ANU Indonesia Update Recap: Indonesian politics in 2018

October 23, 2018 By Helen Brown

To read this piece it’s important to first remember that Indonesia is a democracy. In fact, it is the world’s third largest democracy. This point has to be made clear because more than 70% of Australians do not agree that Indonesia is a democracy, as shown in a recent Lowy Institute Poll. It matters because […]

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An Interloper at the Peoples’ Summit

An Interloper at the Peoples’ Summit

October 19, 2018 By Kevin Evans

In the globally branded hotels nestled discreetly beyond the immaculately manicured lawns of Nusa Dua, they gathered. Some 15,000 people attended the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund this year. It is a grand and important event in the global calendar for international and internationalised leaders. A few kilometres away […]

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Indonesia’s Expanding Horizons

Indonesia’s Expanding Horizons

October 8, 2018 By Isabelle Lewis

Indonesia’s accelerating economic prosperity will see the country poised to take a leading role in the Indo-Pacific region. It’s time for Australia to refocus its Indonesia priorities. Indonesia has long been a country of systemic importance in Asia. Yet for much of its history, it has kept a lower regional profile than its status and […]

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Guide to the 2019 Indonesian elections: A little psephology

Guide to the 2019 Indonesian elections: A little psephology

October 1, 2018 By Kevin Evans

On Wed 17 April 2019, 190 million Indonesian voters will set off to the polls to elect their President and Vice-President. On this day they will also elect 136 members of the national Regions House, a kind of weak Senate, together with 575 members of the powerful House of Representatives. In addition they will elect […]

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