ADB Papers on Indonesia
The ADB Papers on Indonesia are designed to provide information, analysis, and advice on issues of interest to Indonesia's development stakeholders. The series is produced by sector experts and maintained by the ADB Indonesia Resident Mission.
Promoting Information and Communications Technology in Indonesia
ICT has a special role to play in Indonesia because of the nation’s unique geographic and socio-economic characteristics.
Summary of Indonesia's Gender Analysis
Indonesia has made significant progress in promoting gender equality. Gender gaps in the youth literacy rate have been eliminated. Near parity in enrollment rates in elementary up to tertiary levels has been achieved.
Summary of Indonesia's Education Sector Assessment
The Indonesian school system is one of the largest and most diverse in the world, with more than 50 million students, 4 million teachers and more than 250,000 schools.
Summary of Indonesia's Poverty Analysis
Economic growth averaging 5.8% since 2010 has helped to lift 3.3 million Indonesians out of poverty. Yet 28 million were still living below the government’s poverty line in March 2014.
Economy-wide Impact of a More Efficient Tanjung Priok Port
Indonesia's growth has long been constrained by sluggish infrastructure development. An often-cited example is Tanjung Priok port, which serves more than two-thirds of the country's international trade.
Summary of Indonesia's Economic Analysis
Indonesia’s economic growth averaged 5.8% over the last decade. However, GDP growth has decelerated gradually since peaking at 6.5% in 2011 to 5.1% in 2014, its slowest since 2009.
Preparing for El Niño: Policy Options
Scientists are forecasting that there may be a severe El Niño weather event lasting through mid-2016. For Indonesia, El Niño events are associated with prolonged drought, with adverse effects on food and cash crop production.