Maria Monica Wihardja

Dr Maria Monica Wihardja is an Economist and Visiting Fellow in the Indonesia Studies Programme and the Regional Economic Studies Programme at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Maria Monica Wihardja (8)

Indonesians Call for Climate Action but Everyone Must Pull Their Weight

Aninda Dewayanti|Maria Monica Wihardja

There is high awareness among Indonesians about the urgency of climate change and the adoption of environmentally friendly habits but until everyone pulls their weight, including the government curbing large polluters and fixing distortionary incentives, the tide against climate change will not build enough momentum.

What We Measure Shapes What We Become: Moving Beyond GDP towards Comprehensive Well-Being 

Putu Geniki L. Natih|Maria Monica Wihardja

Measurement of development goals should clearly encapsulate societal values and goals. Advancements should be measured in terms of human well-being, which intrinsically also includes environmental sustainability, not just production and consumption.

Addressing food security and climate change at the G20 Summit

Maria Monica Wihardja|Aninda Dewayanti

Worsening climate change adds pressure to food production, and agriculture is a major cause of greenhouse gas emissions. G20 leaders have an opportunity at this November’s Bali summit to address the long-term challenges of revamping the global food system into a more sustainable, resilient and equitable one.

Digital Transformation under Indonesia’s G20 Presidency: What can it Deliver?

Lili Yan Ing|Titik Anas|Maria Monica Wihardja

Indonesia’s G20 presidency has committed to take action in the three priority areas of digital transformation, global health infrastructure and energy transition. But the war in Ukraine threatens to overshadow the agenda. The G20 may have to be satisfied with lowest common denominator agreements, though Indonesia clearly aspires for more.

More Food, Less Fight: Can Jokowi Deliver on Indonesia’s G20 Presidency?

Maria Monica Wihardja

Indonesia's G20 Presidency has set three priorities: global health infrastructure, digital economic transformation and energy transition. However, due to food and fuel price hikes, global food security is rising up the G20 agenda.