Village Survival

Many parties worry about the sustainability of agriculture, especially rice farming. This concern is partly due to the high production costs, the narrowing of paddy fields, and the younger generation who are reluctant to work in the fields because they consider working in the fields to be dirty, unprofitable and demeaning.

World Bank and Good Governance

With the third highest loan size in Indonesia in 2005 (US$8.8 billion, after Japan and the IMF), the World Bank is the most influential and most controversial institution in Indonesia today.