Indonesia and its
Significance for
New Zealand

This paper examines Indonesia and its significance for New Zealand, including Indonesia’s regional role and economic characteristics and why Indonesia is seemingly little known and why both its current achievements and future are potentiality under-appreciated in New Zealand.

By almost any measure, Indonesia ranks among the leading nations of the contemporary world. Yet, despite its significant population, rapidly growing economy and close proximity to New Zealand, it is not on the radar for most New Zealanders.

In this paper, Frank Wilson paper argues that it should be. Wilson looks at Indonesia’s regional role and its economy – and also why both its current achievements and future potentiality are under-appreciated in New Zealand. He also looks at the main connections between New Zealand and Indonesia and prospects for developing the relationship.

Author: Frank Wilson