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Insight: Fiscal reform, transparency and inclusive development

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Dubai   /   Mon, February 12, 2018   /  08:21 am
Insight: Fiscal reform, transparency and inclusive development Another important aspect of open government is that it enables the public to oversee the performance of the government. (Shutterstock/File)

With the 2018 World Government Summit in Dubai now underway, I was humbly honored with the Best Minister in the World award — a coveted title given to one minister every year by the organizers of the summit. Apparently, every year they use the independent firm Ernst & Young to do a global search for potential recipients of the prestigious award. The award was a testament to the collective work of many, including the 78,000 passionate civil servants at the Finance Ministry. The government has worked hard to ensure the fiscal prudence of our budget, sound management of our economy and inclusive growth of our development. This award is dedicated to Indonesia and the 257 million Indonesians aspiring to make our nation thrive: more competitive economically, prosperous socially and responsible geopolitically. Indonesia is currently the 15th largest economy in the world and we a...

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