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Good governance diplomacy

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 12, 2017   /  02:41 pm
Good governance diplomacy Information and communication technology, as well as social media, plays a significant role in the open governance process and have, for example, had a positive impact on speeding up the policy implementation process. (shutterstock.com/Twin Design/File)

"The most crucial challenge that should become a common priority of all state institutions is to gain high public trust,” said President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo during his speech at the Annual Session of the Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly on Aug. 16. Indeed, in the current era where governments face diverse challenges — ranging from domestic issues such as poverty and inequality, to global challenges such as economic slowdown, environmental degradation and terrorism — governments need the trust and support of their people to address these concerns. “Public trust is the soul of all state institutions and gives them the energy to carry out their respective duties and functions,” emphasized the President. Of course, trust is not something that can be built overnight. It requires time and consistency, or in the case of the go...

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