By Ilham B. Saenong


Linida, as beautiful it may sound is not somebody’s name, nor a government project. It is a story of people engagement in negotiating their demands to shape the development agenda and improve public services in Batang district, Central Java, Indonesia.

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By: Natalia Soebagjo

 

Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is often hailed as an example of a successful anti-corruption agency. KPK’s workload is enormous as Southeast Asia’s biggest economy continues to be riddled with corruption, but its track record serves as a benchmark for anti-corruption agencies in countries grappling with the problem.

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By: Florian Vernaz

 

The European Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO) has developed a framework of analysis to describe strategies used to weaken anti-corruption agencies.

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by Julia Suryakusuma


In 1978 my father retired as a diplomat, but he was not a rich man and still needed to work. His first job was at a big trade fair in Jakarta.

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By Ilham B. Saenong

 

With the revision of anti-corruption laws and the selection of new leaders of the Anti-Corruption Commission (KPK), the second half of 2011 will be a decisive time for anti-corruption movement in Indonesia.

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By Kumba Digdowiseiso

 

Finally Bank Indonesia raised its rate by 25 basis points, after successfully maintaining a 6.5 percent policy rate since August 2009, which was a tremendous record in the history of Indonesia’s economy and mone-tary stance.

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By Kumba Digdowiseiso and Vidya Dyasanti

Democracy is priceless, but it has a cost. Expenses incurred by electoral campaigns and political parties are the normal costs incurred by a functioning democracy.

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By Kumba Digdowiseiso


Of all the key factors hampering economic growth in Indonesia, one of the most commonly cited is the low-level of new domestic and foreign investment. Although there are many factors that contribute to investment, all firms are essentially facing difficulty obtaining business permits and licenses.

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By Kumba Digdowiseiso


In its report issued last week, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated that the Indonesian government must make the fight against corruption one of its top priorities if it wants to build on its progress as one of the world’s best performing economies.

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The President’s remission and pardon to some corruption convicts have been really shocking. Independence Day celebration, which is supposed to be a victorious public day, has turned into a public condolence day, with Aulia Pohan and several people convicted of graft leaving houses of detention.

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