Indonesia’s Political Outlook 2021: Stability and Vaccination to Support Economic Recovery


About the Webinar

2021 will be a critical year for Indonesia to win the battle against the Covid-19 crisis and ensure economic recovery. On 22 December, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo reshuffled six ministers in the cabinet. The cabinet reshuffle signals his priority to maintain political stability and deal with the pandemic, which is necessary for the economy to recover. Political stability has been the main consideration for Jokowi to keep similar cabinet allocation in the multiparty coalition. The president continues to reach out for support from Gerindra, his former political party rival. Interestingly, Jokowi assigned a non-medical background minister to the post of Health Minister. The latter is hoped to play a leading role in improving how the country deals with the coronavirus. Specifically, the health minister is tasked to implement a successful national vaccination program and to integrate the public health efforts with the national economic recovery plan. This webinar will assess the challenges faced by the Indonesian government in fighting the pandemic and boosting economic recovery in 2021. It will show the findings from some recent public opinion surveys, particularly from the Indonesian Survey Institute or Lembaga Survei Indonesia (LSI) and other pollsters.

About the Speaker

Djayadi Hanan is a Senior Lecturer (Lektor) of Political Science at the International Relations Department of Paramadina University in Jakarta where he also serves as Director of the University’s Institute for Education Reform (PIER). Djayadi is also Executive Director of Indonesian Survey Institute (Lembaga Survei Indonesia – LSI), a leading political research and polling institute in Indonesia and Asia. Before that, he was an Executive Director of Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting (SMRC), another leading political research institute and consulting firm in Indonesia. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Ohio State University as well as Master degrees both from Ohio University and Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Djayadi has served as Director of Research and Services at Paramadina University Jakarta, Senior Researcher with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) – Indonesia, and researcher at the Ohio State University and the Ministry of Regional Autonomy of the Republic of Indonesia. In 2012, he was a research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, where he researched multiparty presidential democracy in developing countries. Djayadi has published articles in several journals and writes extensively in Indonesian major newspapers. His latest book (Mizan, 2014) is entitled: Menakar Presidensialisme Multipartai di Indonesia (Understanding Multiparty Presidentialism in Indonesia).


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Jan 19 2021


10:00 am - 11:15 am