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Jakarta Post

Analysis: Indonesia: Thinking big

  • Josh Franken

    Oxford Business Group

  /   Mon, June 13 2011   /  08:00 am

Indonesia’s newly published economic master plan sets out ambitious targets to become one of the world’s biggest economies over the next 15 years. The plan unveiled by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) also put the spotlight on the need for heavy investments in infrastructure coupled with improvement in the investment climate.

On May 27, President Yudhoyono unveiled the Master Plan for the Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia’s Economic Development (MP3EI), which will carry the country through to 2025. It aims to make Indonesia, the 17th largest economy in the world last year, one of the world’s 10 biggest economies by 2025, taking GDP to $4.5 trillion and increasing the per capita income from $3000 now to $15,000.

To achieve this, the master plan seeks to raise average annual growth to 8-9 percent between 2015 and 2025, from around 6 percent now. The MP3...