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Learning Difficulties: The 2024 Presidential Election and the Fate of Indonesia’s Education System

  • Andrew Rosser,

A crisis in education is impairing Indonesia’s aspirations for economic development. But all three candidates are offering more of the same.

The Mixed Economic Record of Joko Widodo

  • Howard Dick,

Jokowi leaves a mixed economic legacy. Fixing a weak tax system and a lethargic energy transition will be two of the big challenges for Indonesia’s next president.

The Past is Present in Indonesia’s Presidential Election

  • Vedi Hadiz,

The shadow of Suharto’s New Order hangs over Indonesia’s presidential elections. And it is not just in the form of retired general Prabowo Subianto.

Growing green? South Korea’s approach to the COVID-19 economic recovery

  • Theo Mendez,

Korea’s pioneering of ‘green growth’ makes it a leader in reconciling the ever-conflicting goals of economic growth and environmental sustainability.