18/07/2008 - OECD’s first Economic Assessment of Indonesia, to be published on Thursday 24 July 2008, looks at the reforms needed to improve the country’s growth performance, strengthen the business and investment climate, and create jobs.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present the report at a news conference at the Ministry of Finance (Gedung Dujanda 1) at 11.30 AM on Thursday 24 July. To register for this news conference, journalists should contact Eka Hendra (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Eko Nugroho (email@example.com) from the Ministry of Finance.
For further information about the Secretary-General’s first official visit to Jakarta, please see http://www.oecd.org/secretarygeneral.
The report will be available to journalists in English on the OECD's password-protected website at 10.30 AM Jakarta time (03.30 GMT) for immediate release.
Indonesia is not currently a member of OECD but is among the five countries offered enhanced engagement with a view to possible membership. The other countries are Brazil, China, India and South Africa.
A Policy Brief with the main conclusions of the survey will be freely accessible in pdf format (in English and French) on the OECD’s web site at www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/indonesia . You are invited to include this internet link in reports on the assessment.
Among the issues investigated by the economic assessment are:
Strengthening macroeconomic policies
Improving business regulations and cutting red tape
Increasing competition in product markets
Making the labour code more flexible
Enhancing social protection
Attracting more and better foreign direct investment
Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the publication, under embargo, 24 hours ahead of release time.
The study will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the report under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the report by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent to Luisa Constanza (luisa.constanza @ oecd.org) in the OECD’s Media Division.