Vikram Nehru
Nehru was a nonresident senior fellow in the Carnegie Asia Program. An expert on development economics, growth, poverty reduction, debt sustainability, governance, and the performance and prospects of East Asia, his research focuses on the economic, political, and strategic issues confronting Asia, particularly Southeast Asia.
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On August 21, 2014, Indonesia's Constitutional Court confirmed Joko Widodo - popularly known as Jokowi - as Indonesia's next president.

However, compared to his previous positions as mayor and governor, Jokowi's presidency will have to tackle challenges that are greater in size and complexity. Only two of his campaign manifesto's nine points focus on economic issues. They suggest a continuation in the current direction of economic policy, but with a renewed emphasis on reducing poverty and inequality.

This article was originally published by Boao Review.