Indonesia Policy News

Kyle Springer
Curated news and analyses to keep you up-to-date on changes in the world's third largest democracy.
Created 08 Mar 2021
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  • (Dis)solving Indonesia's plastic pollution problem
    10 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Indonesia is inundated with plastic waste. It is even exacerbating problems such as flooding in Jakarta. Plastic and other wastes are clogging up rivers and drainage ways, making flooding worse. This ...
  • Will Indonesia ratify the world's largest trade deal?
    03 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 2 2
    Indonesia is part of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade pact. Don’t let the acronym turn you off, this is a significant development in the global trade system. It forms the w...
  • Work begins on Indonesia's first battery gigafactory
    26 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    Indonesia has started the construction of Southeast Asia’s first electric vehicle battery factory on 15 September. President Jokowi himself was part of the groundbreaking ceremony. Subscribe now The p...
  • Indonesia's role in one of the world's first pharmaceutical supply chains
    19 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Supply chain security is a key geopolitical consideration. Governments are taking a closer look at how critical goods are exposed to geopolitical manipulation. Indonesia is poised to play an emerging ...
  • What to know about PT Bio Farma and CoronaVac
    12 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 2 2
    Hi everyone and welcome back to Indonesia Policy News. Thanks to all of you who make this newsletter a part of your Monday morning (or, depending on your time zone, Sunday night) reading. I also hope ...
  • Indonesia prepares to send a new ambassador to Australia
    29 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Happy Monday everyone, I hope you’ve had a restful weekend and are ready to plunge into the week. A special welcome to new subscribers, who keep on rolling in. Thank you so much for joining. Subscribe...
  • Is Indonesia falling through the cracks in US diplomacy?
    22 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 3 2
    Welcome back everyone and I hope all is well with you. The headlines have really been bleak this past week, between Afghanistan, the Delta strain, and here in Australia lockdowns in most states. I hop...
  • Popular posts, chosen by you
    15 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Hi readers. I want to thank you all for supporting the early days of Indonesia Policy News. Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be making some exciting changes to the newsletter. If you are enjoying w...
  • Olympians
    08 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Happy Monday everyone! A special welcome to my new subscribers. If you enjoy this post, please share it. I want to take a break from a policy focus this week and profile a few members of Indonesia’s O...
  • Indonesia's healthcare infrastructure gaps
    01 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Welcome to this week’s newsletter and I hope you are staying safe and healthy. Big thanks to those who signed up last week. If you like what you’ve been reading, please share it. Last week I covered I...
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