Indonesia has a great future when looking at her informal work sector. This is an awesome article by Bapak Alfi Syahrin Ario Waskito. He brings a lot of economical foresight that Indonesians have in the palm of their hand, if only they would use it.
I am not as brilliant as Bapak Waskito but I too, like him, have lived in Indonesia as a child. Even now when I visit Indonesia each year I see such opportunity for all Indonesians to thrive economically.
As Bapak Waskito talked in his article about the food sellers on the side of the street my mind raced back to the days as a kid in Indonesia eating from them. The food was so good! The “wheeled food stalls” were called kaki lima – which means five legged. My brothers and I gravitated more to the sate kaki limas and the nasi goring (fried rice) ones. But then there was the bakso (meatball soup – kind of like that) kaki limas too. Wow! Now I am hungry for some great Indonesian food from the street corner.
Ok…back to the article…..
Here is part of that article –
When people are asked to share their thoughts on Indonesia, what usually comes to their mind first is the image of a populous Third-World country, a huge, tropical archipelago where people still live in the rain forest, and of course famous tourist hotspots such as the island of Bali.
Indonesia, with its 250 million inhabitants, has become the economic powerhouse of Southeast Asia.
But there is much more to it than these clichés.
Having spent the better part of my life in Indonesia, I can assure you that there are many more things to discover about the country, including some valuable lessons when it comes to economic development and the role market reforms play for it.
Please go here to see the rest of the article – https://fee.org/articles/indonesia-s-future-lies-in-its-informal-sector/
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