Title: Assessing regional competitiveness in Indonesia

Authors: Khee Giap Tan; Nurina Merdikawati

Addresses: Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY-SPP), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore ' Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY-SPP), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Abstract: The Indonesian central government has devised a Master Plan for Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia's Economic Development (MP3EI) 2011 to 2025 in order to promote the country's economic growth and development in an equitable, orderly and sustained manner. Following the classification of economic corridors adopted by the MP3EI, this paper undertakes a regional competitiveness analysis to examine the patterns and trends in competitiveness across regions in Indonesia. This paper also sheds light on the extent to which regional disparities exist in the context of competitiveness and assesses how the lagging regions can improve their relative competitiveness vis-à-vis the rest of Indonesia.

Keywords: sub-national competitiveness; Indonesia; regional competitiveness; local government; economic development; regional development; economic growth.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBSR.2015.071842

International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 2015 Vol.9 No.3, pp.273 - 296

Available online: 19 Sep 2015 *

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