Speeches | 12 September 2007

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: Indonesia's political reconstruction - Dr Douglas Ramage presentation

At the Wednesday Lunch on 12 September, Dr Douglas Ramage led the discussion on the progress of Indonesia's political reforms triggered by the collapse of Suharto’s New Order.In the last decade, Indonesian politics have been fundamentally transformed as the world's fourth most populous country has shifted from a one-party, centralised political order to a multi-party democracy with a very significant transfer of funds and power to local governments. He discussed how the political system is changing and what this means for government accountability and social and economic development. Dr Douglas Ramage is the Asia Foundation's country representative in Indonesia where he directs the Foundation's governance, democracy, economic, and business policy reform programs.Douglas Ramage

  • Douglas Ramage

At the Wednesday Lunch on 12 September, Dr Douglas Ramage led the discussion on the progress of Indonesia's political reforms triggered by the collapse of Suharto’s New Order.In the last decade, Indonesian politics have been fundamentally transformed as the world's fourth most populous country has shifted from a one-party, centralised political order to a multi-party democracy with a very significant transfer of funds and power to local governments. He discussed how the political system is changing and what this means for government accountability and social and economic development. Dr Douglas Ramage is the Asia Foundation's country representative in Indonesia where he directs the Foundation's governance, democracy, economic, and business policy reform programs.Douglas Ramage

  • Douglas Ramage