Matthew Wai-Poi

Matthew Wai-Poi is a senior economist with the World Bank in Jakarta, where he leads the analytical work program on poverty and inequality.

Since the 1990s, inequality has risen faster in Indonesia than in any other East Asian country except China. What is causing rising inequality, and how is the Jokowi administration addressing it? What still needs to be done? Dr Matthew Wai-Poi, from the World Bank in Jakarta, examines Indonesia’s rising divide.