Indonesia has made some small progress in the past decade, but still lags behind its income group. Poor regulation creates and sustains corruption across sectors and levels of government, and fighting corruption after it happens, even when carried out in earnest by Indonesia’s competent anticorruption agency,is insufficient to rewrite corrupt rules of the game. Cutting rents at the level of regulation, however, needs a majority in the legislature. Indonesia hasinsufficient e-citizens to reach a critical mass and generate such a majority and can progress only incrementally until then.
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years