Indonesia Botches Economic Recovery Policies

The money’s there, but government inertia and bureaucracy slow distribution

By: Ronny P. Sasmita

The Indonesian government’s prescriptions for economic recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic have been hobbled by tardy disbursement of stimulus funds and other problems to the point where, in mid-July, President Joko Widodo (above) became angry enough to threaten a cabinet reshuffle.

Certainly, there appear enough resour…

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