Behind Indonesia’s success, a president who rules by consensus
- Reconciliations in politics and labour-capital relations have helped the country up its performance.
To rework an old line, President Joko Widodo of Indonesia is a modest man with a good deal to be immodest about. This November, he will host the G20 summit in Bali. Dignitaries and leaders will see a country that is one of the surprise success stories of the developing world in the past couple of years, one that has come a long way since the overthrow of Suharto’s dictatorship in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis a quarter of a century ago.