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Inclusive green growth for Indonesia: What is it?

  • Iswadi

    Heads the statistical analysis subdirectorate at the Central Statistics Agency (BPS)

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 22, 2017   /  02:35 pm
Inclusive green growth for Indonesia: What is it? This picture taken on May 9, 2017 shows a team of Indonesian forest rangers making their way through the Leuser ecosystem rainforest, located mostly within the province of Aceh on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra. Scientists and conservationists consider the Leuser Ecosystem to be among the most important forests left in Southeast Asia, particularly because it is the last place of sufficient size and quality to support viable populations of rare species like Sumatran tigers, orangutans, rhinos, elephants, clouded leopards and sun bears. (AFP/Chaideer Mahyuddin)

Returning the state to its task of protecting all citizens and providing a safe environment was the first priority stated in the nine priorities of the national development agenda called Nawacita introduced by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at the start of his administration. 

It is very tempting to highlight the words “all citizens.” This is an increasingly popular economic concept called “inclusive development” or “inclusive growth.” Recently, the President reminded all ministries to not forget the equality targets, including reducing the Gini ratio and development gaps. 

In 1991, the World Bank declared the main challenge in development was improving quality of life, especially in the poorest countries. In 2012, the World Bank announced that the weakest bond was between sustainable economics and th...

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