Can democracy counter economic inequality?
Leena Rikkilä Tamang
Director for Asia and the Pacific region at International IDEA
PREMIUM Addressing inequality among citizens is one of the most important challenges that democracies like Indonesia faces today. According to a World Bank study, only 20 percent of Indonesians benefitted from the growing economy during the last decade, while 80 percent — or about 205 million people — were left behind. According to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), wealth disparity has narr...
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