Mission Report to Indonesia
GRIPS Development Forum, together with researchers from Vietnam, visited
Jakarta, Indonesia (June 16-20) to study the content and organizational
aspects of Indonesia’s industrial policy. Indonesia has well-established
processes for stakeholder consultation and inter-ministerial coordination
for some policy making, as well as a cadre of certain competent leaders and
organizations. The country is also attracting large volume of FDI, thanks to
its sizable domestic market and natural resource endowments. Nevertheless,
in implementation aspects, Indonesia’s policy capability (in such areas as
investment climate, supporting industries and SME promotion) remains weak.
Already, Indonesia seems to have been in “middle-income trap.” Under new
leadership, it is hoped that decisive actions will be taken to strengthen
national industrial competitiveness.
Indonesia Mission Report
GRIPS Development Forum
Special Seminar Over
Future Prospects and Policy Direction"
(Mar. 2014) GRIPS Development Forum (GDF), supported by JICA, had a special
seminar on "African Manufacturing: Current Status, Future Prospects and
Policy Direction" on Friday, 7 March at GRIPS. GDF invited leading
experts from the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET)
and the World Bank, to discuss the present and future of African
Manufacturing and the roles that policy and international cooperation must
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Special Lecture by
Mr. Erik Solheim (OECD/DAC Chair) @GRIPS
(Dec. 2013) A special lecture by Mr. Erik Solheim was held at GRIPS in Roppongi on 18 Dec. 2013. Mr. Solheim presented his insights
and perspectives on DAC's new role in the changing architecture of global
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An article appeared in "World Financial Review"
(Aug. 2013) An article of "Eastern and Western Ideas for African
Growth: Diversity and Complementarity in Development aid" was
appeared in "World Financial Review". This article introduces the
ideas of the book with the same name which was published from
Routledge in this April.
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