Incoming Indonesia President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo faces a number of major fiscal challenges, not least tackling costly and ineffective fuel subsidies and a stalling social welfare system.
In this video, New Mandala’s Dr Jacqueline Baker talks to Professor Hal Hill and Dr Arianto Patunru from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific about the economic and policy challenges Jokowi faces. With 50 per cent of his budget tied up and little money to play with, they examine whether Jokowi will be able to deliver on some of his presidential election promises and the things he needs to get working economically to ensure he survives politically.
This video forms part of New Mandala’s ongoing specialist coverage of the Indonesian elections. For more insight, analysis and commentary visit New Mandala