Indonesia and ADB
In the Spotlight
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While official poverty in Indonesia is relatively low at 12%, an additional 27% of the population live just above the poverty line and small shocks can drive them back into poverty.
This study measures the size of fossil fuel subsidies such as underpricing of petroleum products and electricity, tax exemptions, and subsidized credit; examines the potential economic, energy, and environmental impacts of reducing them; and discusses options for social safety nets to mitigate the impacts of the reforms.
A microfinance program in Indonesia's North Sumatra is helping people outside of the financial system overcome their fear of banking and expand their small businesses.
Indonesia boasts the largest economy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the 16th largest worldwide. The country has recorded strong economic growth over the past 6 years, and has made significant strides in reducing the incidence of poverty. The new government has pledged to enhance the country’s competitiveness by accelerating infrastructure development, improving human resource development, and implementing bureaucratic reforms.
ADB adapts its support for Indonesia to reflect the complex development needs of a rapidly evolving middle-income country. The focus of assistance has moved from an emphasis on agriculture in the 1970s, to energy, urban infrastructure, and education in the 1980s, to finance sector reform and resilience in the late 1990s.
Projects in Indonesia
- Community-Focused Investments to Address Deforestation and Forest Degradation
- Electricity Grid Strengthening—Sumatra Program (formerly Sumatra Power Grid Strengthening Program)
- Flood Management in Selected River Basins Sector Project
- Enhancing the Regulatory Framework of Financial Sector Development and Oversight
- Preparing the Sumatra-Peninsular Malaysia Interconnection Project