Talking Indonesia: infrastructure challenges

What accounts for Indonesia’s infrastructure deficit and how can the government best address it? How does President Joko Widodo differ in his approach to infrastructure compared to his predecessor, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono? What constraints and opportunities did Jokowi inherit from Yudhoyono?


In this week’s Talking Indonesia podcast, I explore these issues with Associate Professor Jamie S. Davidson from the Department of Political Science at the National University of Singapore, who is the author of a recent book on infrastructure development, Indonesia’s Changing Political Economy: Governing the Roads.


Look out for a new Talking Indonesia podcast every fortnight, hosted alternately by Dr Dave McRae and Dr Ken Setiawan. Catch up on previous episodes here, subscribe via iTunes or listen via your favourite podcasting app.


Photo by Dave McRae.

Dave McRae is a Senior Lecturer at the Asia Institute in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne. He is also an Associate at the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society.