Doing Business in Indonesia: legal and bureaucratic constraints Ross H. McLeod Indonesia Project Australian National University [email protected] The Doing Business reports rationale ‘What gets measured, gets done.’
If we focus more on the things that really matter to business, how does the legal and regulatory environment compare with that in other countries?
Indonesia looks very poor on the important Doing Business indicators, yet it grew very rapidly for three decades under Soeharto. (These days it is not doing quite so well, although not too badly). We’ll come back to this later…
In Indonesia’s case, the poor quality of the judiciary/legal system and the bureaucracy is much more a legacy of the ‘Soeharto franchise’ than of the Dutch colonial system (and French civil law) of six decades agoIs legal heritage important?