Indonesia

  • Indonesia Sets A Carbon Time-Bomb

    Indonesia Sets A Carbon Time-Bomb

    Once a significant global carbon sink, Indonesia’s tropical peatlands now emit around 1 billion tonnes of CO2 a year, as a result of slash-and-burn techniques to clear land for oil, palm and paper plantations. And while the government has fought hard to address the problems of peatland loss, corruption and lack of enforcement has seen deforestation and carbon emissions continue to rise.

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  • Indonesian Rupiah: Heading For A Crash?

    Indonesian Rupiah: Heading For A Crash?

    The Indonesian rupiah has been one of the worst performing currencies in the world recently, falling to a four-year low last month. Indonesia has been caught in a global emerging markets slump that has punished countries suffering from widening current account deficits and concerns about the progress of political and economic reforms

    From my colleagues Dr. Win Thin and Ilan Solot:

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  • Can Indonesia Raise Incomes And Eradicate Poverty By 2030?

    Can Indonesia Raise Incomes And Eradicate Poverty By 2030?

    Several studies suggest that Indonesia is on track to end poverty and attain high-income country status in a decade or so, while others suggest that the economy could grow to be among the world’s top ten largest by 2030 if more investments are placed in manufacturing, infrastructure development and urbanisation. However, an honest look at long-run trends in inequality and historical growth rates indicate that 2040 or longer may be more likely.

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