Maria Monica Wihardja

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

Articles by Maria Monica Wihardja (14)

Preventing Indonesia’s “Digitalised” Democracy from Backsliding

Yanuar Nugroho|Maria Monica Wihardja

Digital technology has played a vital role in empowering political participation and shaping political discourse in Indonesia, but more must be done to curb divisive rhetoric and disinformation — and to safeguard democracy.

A child's growth measurements are taken as part of a monthly medical check-up programme for children at an integrated services post in Banda Aceh on August 10, 2023.

Why the Next Decade Will Be So Critical for Indonesia: It’s Not Simply about Getting Rich

Maria Monica Wihardja

The government elected next year will have a long to-do list, not least of which is to continue pursuing meaningful development as Indonesia aspires to reach high income status by 2045.

IPEF’s Relevance for ASEAN

Siwage Dharma Negara|Maria Monica Wihardja

Siwage Dharma Negara and Maria Monica Wihardja outline recommendations for Indonesia as the ASEAN Chair to align ASEAN’s interests with the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF).

Going Beyond Commitments: Learning Sustainability Financing from the G20

Maria Monica Wihardja

Maria Monica Wihardja provides an overview of how Indonesia spearheaded the G20 Sustainability Financing initiatives and how ASEAN can learn from that experience.

Indonesia Shepherding an ASEAN Digital Community

Maria Monica Wihardja|Ibrahim Kholilul Rohman

A truly regional digital community with borderless transactions and equitable access to online services must start with actual progress in the smallest of goals for an ASEAN-wide digitisation and digitalisation.