Infrastructure in Indonesia remains a crucial problem hampering growth, the government admitted recently in response to an assessment conducted by the Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development (IMD). In its World Competitiveness Yearbook 2009, IMD says Indonesia needs to improve its infrastructure, despite its “spectacular” performance, rising from 51st place to 42nd, overall. In terms of infrastructure, Indonesia had dropped from 51st place in 2008 to 53rd in 2009. IMD had surveyed 57 countries worldwide.
Source: PA Asia - Public Affairs and CSR from The Jakarta Post, 9 June, p. .13