Indonesia

The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA): A game changer?

A decade has passed since the formation of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), which is finally on the cusp of its final stages… Read More

Will Indonesia act to end legal child marriage?

It’s hoped a ruling last month by the country’s Constitutional Court (MK) will lead to an end to child marriage in Indonesia where one in… Read More

Leadership and regionalism in South East Asia – with Dr Marty Natalegawa

As 2018 draws to a close, Australia’s relationship with Indonesia could not be more important. Although the approach — from both sides — doesn’t always… Read More

Australia and Indonesia working together to address sustainable development and climate change

Last week Griffith Asia Institute (GAI) led an academic delegation to Indonesia for the Jakarta launch of the Collaborative Australia-Indonesia Program on Sustainable Development and… Read More

Two decades of economic growth benefited only the richest 20%. How severe is inequality in Indonesia?

A World Bank report in 2015 rang alarm bells for Southeast Asia’s largest economy. Despite Indonesia managing to more than halve its poverty rate since 1999, inequality… Read More

Rupiah’s rough ride – when will it stop?

The Indonesian rupiah has gone through a rough ride this year as the currency continues to weaken against the US dollar. In early May, it… Read More

Indonesia’s government debt ahead of 2019 presidential election: A real economic concern?

The increasing level of Indonesia’s government debt has become a hot topic ahead of the 2019 presidential election. The central government debt has increased by… Read More

The emergence of universal healthcare in Indonesia

While the debate on universal healthcare coverage (UHC) often focuses on policy prescription and technical issues, the expansion of access to healthcare in developing countries… Read More

Sovereignty and the sea: How Indonesia became an archipelagic state

John Butcher, an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of International Business and Asian Studies and Griffith Asia Institute recently published a book, co-authored with… Read More

Trade, security ties and engaging the Indonesian diaspora – what you need to know about Widodo’s Australia visit

Officials from both Canberra and Jakarta must have been privately relieved last night. The first official visit to Australia by Indonesian President Joko Widodo (“Jokowi”)… Read More