This April 2016 edition of the Indonesian Update will raise important themes on several fields. The main report for this edition is “Licensing System Reform : Strengthening Environmental Impact Analysis (Amdal)”. On social affairs, it talks about “Defending Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)” and “One Map Initiative for Better Forest Governance”. On the economy, it will talk about “Waiting for the Benefits of Village Funds”. On political affairs, it talks about “Encouraging Revealing the Truth about Human Rights Violations in 1965”.
The regular publication of the Indonesian Update with its actual themes is expected to help policy makers in government and business environment – as well as academics, think tanks, and other element of civil society, both within and outside the country, to get actual information and contextual analysis of economic, legal, political, cultural, and social developments in Indonesia, as well as to understand the public policy in Indonesia.