International Budget Forum: Designing Effective Policy to Strengthen Service and Government Revenue

Event | 4 - 6 November 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia

Time of event

Day 1: 08:30–17:00
Day 2: 09:20–17:45
Day 3: 10:00–End


Government expenditure is increasing as demand for public services grows across Asia and the Pacific, with funding drawn from both tax revenue and non-tax revenue (NTR) collected as compensation for specific goods or services provided by the government such as port service fees. Sound NTR policy is critical to ensuring sustainable, shock resistant fee-based funding for public services while reducing business barriers to cross-border trade and growth.

Co-organized by ADBI and Indonesia’s Ministry of Finance, this workshop will examine approaches to port service fees in the region, related challenges, and solutions for improving NRT policies in ways that balance government and private sector supply chain priorities. The focus will be on strengthening governance and institutional capacity for enhancing port-sector performance.

  • Examine policy options for optimizing port sector linked NTR
  • Identify best practices for enhancing port management and port services, based country experiences and lessons learned
  • Officials from Asian Development Bank Developing Member Countries, including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, People’s Republic of China, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
  • Officials from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
  • Experts from ADBI, Asian Development Bank, and other organizations
  • Intensive dialogue and networking between policy officials and experts
  • Policy recommendations for strengthening the port sector as a source of NTR
  • Presentation materials to be uploaded on the ADBI website
How to register

By invitation or prior arrangement with ADBI.


Ministry of Finance of Republic of Indonesia