Indonesia: Sri Mulyani receives Best Minister Award at World Govt Summit

  • Indonesia’s Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati on 11 Feb 18 received the Best Minister Award at the World Government Summit held in Dubai.
  • The award is given to one government official each year to recognise his or her efforts in implementing successful reforms in their home countries. Recipients are evaluated independently by global consulting firm Ernst & Young.
  • It was presented to Dr Sri Mulyani by Dubai Emir Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.
  • Dr Sri Mulyani, 55, dedicated the award to all Indonesians and the 78,164 officers at the Ministry of Finance, whom she said had worked very hard to manage the state’s finances with integrity and high commitment to equitable public welfare.
  • She said the award recognises President Joko Widodo’s leaderhip in Indonesia’s financial and economic reforms since he took office in Oct 14.
  • Under her leadership at the Finance Ministry, Indonesia was able to tie up a relatively successful tax amnesty programme to boost tax revenue in 2017, as well as introduce policy reforms that push for inclusive and sustainable development.
  • In Jan 18, Dr Sri Mulyani said Indonesia will review its tax policy and look into incentives for investors to boost various industry sectors.

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