ADB supports Annual International Forum on Economic Development and Public Policy
Indonesia Finance Minister and ADB Governor Sri Mulyani Indrawati opened the Forum on the impact of technology on productivity and inequality held on 7-8 December in Jakarta. ADB Director-General for Southeast Asia Department Ramesh Subramaniam participated in a high-level panel on the role of government in leveraging benefits of technology. Country Director for ADB Indonesia Winfried Wicklein led a session for university students who won an essay competition on the topic, while Deputy Country Director Sona Shrestha moderated a panel discussion on the impact of digitization on employment and fiscal policy. A recently approved technical assistance supports in-depth study of the impact of disruptive technology on the Indonesian economy. See news release
ADB to support transportation PPPs in Indonesia
Indonesia's Ministry of Transportation Secretary-General Sugihardjo and Country Director for ADB Indonesia Winfried Wicklein signed a memorandum of understanding between ADB and the Ministry of Transportation to support screening and preparation of PPP projects in the transport sector. Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi and ADB Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development Bambang Susantono witnessed the signing. The signing ceremony was followed by a workshop on PPP best practices and lessons learned in port and airport subsectors. See news release
National dialogue on basic education minimum service standards
Education and Culture Ministry's Director-General Hamid Muhammad, Ambassador of the European Union to Indonesia Vincent Guerend, and Country Director for ADB Indonesia Winfried Wicklein addressed the closing conference of a technical assistance on minimum service standards in basic education, cofinanced by the EU and managed by ADB. Over 200 government officials and education practitioners attended. See news coverage
Indonesia, ADB hold high-level discussion on PPPs
Chairman of Executive Team of the Committee for Accelerated Provision of Priority Infrastructure (KPPIP), Wahyu Utomo and ADB Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development Bambang Susantono launched the Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update theme chapter on Sustaining Development through Public-Private Partnerships in Jakarta. Mr. Susantono underscored the important role PPPs can play in addressing Indonesia's infrastructure deficit. He urged the strategic and judicious use of PPPs as core components of national plans to ensure quality infrastructure, create an attractive investment climate, learn from experience, and deepen capital markets. ADB Deputy Chief Economist Juzhong Zhuang presented the key findings of the chapter, in the discussion moderated by Country Director for ADB Indonesia Winfried Wicklein.
Makassar City, ADB discuss collaboration on urban development
Makassar City Mayor Mohammad Ramdhan Pomanto met with Country Director for ADB Indonesia Winfried Wicklein and Urban Development and Water Division Director at ADB Southeast Asia Department Vijay Padmanabhan to update on ongoing ADB activities in Makassar and discuss future ADB support for urban development. The mission also visited urban slum areas to review progress under a community-driven neighborhood upgrading project.
ADB supports knowledge sharing among ASEAN supreme audit institutions
Indonesia’s Audit Board Chairperson Moermahadi Soerja Djanegara opened the third regional workshop on enhancing roles of supreme audit institutions (SAIs) in selected ASEAN countries in Jakarta. Deputy Country Director for ADB Indonesia Sona Shrestha in her remarks emphasized SAIs' role in ensuring that public funds are utilized economically, efficiently, and effectively. SAIs' representatives from eight countries attended the workshop, which was supported by ADB through technical assistance on empowering SAIs and fraud prevention.
Indonesia, ADB organize national seminar on strategy for elderly people
Indonesia Minister of National Development Planning and Chair of BAPPENAS, also ADB Alternate Governor Bambang P.S. Brodjonegoro delivered a keynote speech, and Country Director for ADB Indonesia Winfried Wicklein the opening remarks, to this seminar hosted by BAPPENAS in Jakarta. Attended by 110 stakeholders, the seminar discussed issues and strategies to address aging population in Indonesia. ADB is supporting Indonesia with a country diagnostics study on the topic.
Workshop on risk management frameworks at infrastructure state-owned enterprises
Indonesia Finance Ministry's State Financial Risk Management Director Brahmantio Isdijoso and Country Director for ADB Indonesia Winfried Wicklein opened the ADB-supported workshop on risk management frameworks at infrastructure state-owned enterprises. The workshop, attended by over 40 government officials, covered best practices on risk management and monitoring tools for infrastructure SOEs.
Workshop on strengthening resilience through community-driven development
ADB organized a national consultation workshop in Jakarta to share regional lessons on strengthening resilience through community-driven development, attended by government officials and development partners attended. The workshop identified opportunities to strengthen resilience through decentralization processes and government investments in social protection, urban neighborhood upgrading, forestry and environment, village fund and recovery and reconstruction.