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USINDO DC Open Forum July 21, 2017 – “Accelerating Indonesia’s Economic Development: The Vital Role of the International Private Sector”

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Menkeu Bambang Brodjonegoro memberikan keterangan pers di Kantor Ditjen Pajak, Jakarta, Selasa (8/3). Menkeu menyatakan sebanyak 4.551 fungsional pemeriksa dan penyidik pajak di seluruh Indonesia akan membantu optimalisasi penerimaan pajak dari Wajib Pajak Orang Pribadi. ANTARA FOTO/Sigid Kurniawan/nz/16.

H.E. Prof. Dr. Bambang Brodjonegoro
Minister of National Development
Republic of Indonesia

Accelerating Indonesia’s Economic Development:
The Vital Role of the International Private Sector

Friday, July 21, 2017

Noon – 2:00 pm
(Lunch Noon-12:30)

U.S.-Indonesia Society
1625 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Suite 550
Washington, DC 20036

  This event is by invitation only. For inquiries please call 202-232-1400

USINDO cordially invites you to an Executive Roundtable Luncheon discussion with Indonesia’s Minister of National Development, Dr. Bambang Brodjonegoro. This is an opportunity for an off-the-record discussion on Indonesia’s current economic development issues. It will include an exchange of views on how to accelerate Indonesia’s infrastructure development through international private sector engagement, effective public-private partnerships, and international cooperation. Indonesia’s experience on this with other countries, and what would be needed for additional successful programs with the U.S., will be open for discussion.

The requirement for more public-private partnerships in Indonesia’s infrastructure development is clear. Indonesia is projected to require US $370 billion by 2019 for improvements in road, trains and rail, airports, seaports, electricity, oil, transportation, refineries, water, public housing, and technology. The state budget can cover only $155 billion. Programs with other countries have helped, but more U.S. participation would be an important component of closing the gap.

Please join us for this off-the-record exchange of views with the Minister on Indonesian development policies and the opportunities for foreign private sector participation. The event will be led by USINDO US Co-Chair Ambassador Robert Bake. A buffet lunch will be served from 12:00-12:30 followed by the discussion.

This event is by invitation only and free of charge. To register, please RSVP by emailing by Wednesday July 19 at 3:00 pm.


Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro has been Minister of National Development since 2016 and was Minister of Finance 2014-2016. From 2013-2016 he served as Vice Minister of Finance II and Professor of Economics of Faculty of Economics, Universitas Indonesia.

He received his bachelor’s degree in Economic Development and Regional Economy from Faculty of Economics, Universitas Indonesia in 1990. He earned his master’s degree at University of Illinois / Urbana-Champaign in 1995 and his 1997.

He served as a distinguished guest lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States from 2002, and became Dean of Faculty of Economics, Universitas Indonesia 2005 – 2009. He was Director General of the Islamic Research and Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank to 2010.


The United States-Indonesia Society’s mission is strengthening mutual understanding between the United States and Indonesia, enhancing the bilateral relationship, and deepening the U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Partnership. We implement our mission through public discussions in each country and long-term bi-national programs in the education, legislative, and other sectors, including the US-Indonesia Joint Council on Higher Education Partnership and the newly-created Indonesia-U.S. Council on Religion and Pluralism.