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Indonesia’s Crazy Income Gap Has a New Enemy: The Internet

Economic growth isn’t enough to overcome poverty.

Free WiFi in Jakarta. Photo from Flickr user Charles Wiriawan.

Indonesia has lately experienced an unprecedented burst of fiscal optimism from international investors, with many hailing it as Southeast Asia’s next economic powerhouse. But just two weeks ago, Indonesia’s Central Statistics Agency revealed the nation’s smallest decline in poverty in over a decade, leaving nearly 28 million people living below Indonesia’s “basic needs” poverty line.

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It's not easy solving poverty, reducing global child mortality or achieving pretty much any of work international aid workers take on every day. Look at our lagging progress with the Millennium Development Goals for evidence of how much work lay ahead.

So what's to be done? Who's getting it right? Where's hope to be found?

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