Siwage Dharma Negara

Dr Siwage Dharma Negara is Senior Fellow and Co-coordinator of the Indonesia Studies Programme, and Coordinator of the APEC Study Centre, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Siwage Dharma Negara (13)

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).

Why Has Batam’s Rempang Eco-City National Project Become a Controversy?

Ady Muzwardi|Siwage Dharma Negara

Unhappiness among villagers in Rempang, close to Batam island, has led to riots in Batam City and threatens existing and future foreign investment. A small but diminishing window exists in which the local and central governments can improve their approach towards convincing residents of the need to relocate for a better future.

Are Indonesian Banks Resilient Amidst Rising Interest Rates?

Manggi Habir|Siwage Dharma Negara

Indonesia’s banking sector is likely to withstand higher interest rates given certain fundamentals that will insulate it from the volatility seen elsewhere.

The Significance of President Joko Widodo’s 2024 Budget Address

Manggi Habir|Siwage Dharma Negara

President Joko Widodo doubtless hopes to leave behind a legacy that will remind Indonesians of his grand plans for a developed, vibrant, and economically mature country. His latest – and last – budget shows what a tall order that will be.

A Gojek rider makes a delivery in Surabaya

The State of Indonesia’s Digital Economy in 2022

Siwage Dharma Negara|Astrid Meilasari-Sugiana

This Long Read examines how the digital sector has transformed Indonesia’s economy during the pandemic. It analyses changes in consumer behaviour and assesses the prospects for sustainable growth for various digital services segments.