The aim of this year’s Forum is to bring together OECD experts and Southeast Asian policymakers to discuss regional integration and openness. This theme couldn’t be more timely given the impending launch of the ASEAN Economic Community and the substantial progress with other regional integration initiatives such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, and APEC.
It is a pleasure to welcome you during a seminal week for the OECD’s relationship with Indonesia and the wider Southeast Asia region. The OECD’s relationship with Indonesia has blossomed in recent years, reflecting both the country’s economic dynamism and its growing role on the world stage, as well as our own efforts to build a more inclusive organisation.
Mr. Gurría presented the 2015 OECD Economic Survey of Indonesia as well as the publication Education in Indonesia: Rising to the Challenge. The Secretary-General also delivered opening remarks at the Southeast Asia Regional Forum on “Regional Integration and Openness” and held high-level bilateral meetings including with Mr. Jusuf Kalla, Vice-President of Indonesia.
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This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for Indonesia identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.
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Many policy initiatives have been implemented in Indonesia, in recognition of the key role quality plays in strengthening health care systems.
Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD congratulated the newly elected President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, for taking a bold first step in his economic reform agenda by substantially cutting fuel subsidies.
While the outlook for many OECD countries remains subdued, Emerging Asia is set for healthy growth over the medium term. Annual GDP growth for the ASEAN -10, China and India is forecast to average 6.5% over 2015-19. Growth momentum remains robust in the 10 ASEAN countries, with economic growth averaging 5.6% over 2015-19.
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The ability to measure innovation is essential to an improvement strategy in education. This country note analyses how the practices are changing within classrooms and educational organisations and how teachers develop and use their pedagogical resources.