Everlasting woes – The economy will not recover under current policies

Indonesia, ‘The model pupil of developing countries’, as the World Bank once put it, is now looking into a deep pit. After six years of crisis, there are no signs of recovery for Indonesia. Key economic infrastructure has continued to degrade. Parts of many cities, especially outside Java, are now experiencing regular electricity blackouts, as the power capacity drops due to lack of maintenance or to just bad, uncoordinated, planning. The ...

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Mempertimbangkan Kembali Strategi Pembangunan ala IMF

* Agustus 2003, dimuat Tempo dalam versi teredit Kicking Away The Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective Dr Ha-Joon Chang Anthem Press, London, 2002 vi +187 hal Di tengah kontroversi mengenai perpanjangan kontrak Indonesia dengan IMF, rasanya janggal jika tidak menelusuri kebijakan-kebijakan yang ‘dipaksakan’ oleh IMF kepada Pemerintah Indonesia. Benarkah paket reformasi yang berada di dalam ‘koper’ IMF akan membawa Indonesia keluar dari krisis, sehingga begitu pentingnya Indonesia ‘lulus’ sekolah IMF, menggunakan ...

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