Energy Subsidies: A deception?
The government of Indonesia's expenditures in 2012 will again be led by energy subsidies.
Spending on subsidies will top US$19.16 billion, accounting for 17.6 per cent of every government dollar spent. Indonesia, like other G20 countries, has committed to phasing out inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies. In this commentary, IISD consultant Lucky Lontoh outlines the government's strategy for reform and offers insights into how it could be strengthened.