Talk:Foreign aid to Indonesia

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Please help[edit]

This article needs expansion - and WP:RS SatuSuro 13:40, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Many statements in the article need citations[edit]

"US$43 billion in International Monetary Fund (IMF) aid in 2004 was sent as foreign aid to Indonesia, and this assistance has traditionally been an important part of the central government’s budget." Upon googling online, I was not able to find a source that supports this statement. As the first sentence on a Wikipedia page it should have concrete evidence. Therefore, it may be wise to change the opening line on this page.

"The humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake resulted in aid being given to Indonesia from many countries." I have found an article that supports this statement: [1]

Cbahari (talk) 03:48, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

  • The first statement (about IMF aid) is clearly incorrect in at least two respects: (1) the total flow of aid to Indonesia in any one year (from all sources) since the 1970s has not been anything like $43 billion (the best data source on this is the detailed annual data on geographic aid flows from the OECD Development Assistance Committee); (2) Indonesia received assistance from a wide variety of sources, not just the IMF, and so to focus on the IMF gives a misleading impression of the overall situation. The second statement is obviously correct. It is well-known, and very widely documented, that Indonesia received humanitarian assistance from many sources following the 2004 tsunami. Pmccawley (talk) 04:12, 10 October 2016 (UTC)