Archive for July, 2003

Trade: A market fundamentalism (Part 2 of 2)

Friday, 25 July 2003 Leave a comment

The Jakarta Post – OPINION & EDITORIAL – Friday, July 25, 2003
by Yanuar Nugroho,

There is series of issues called the “Singapore Issues” or “New Issues” to be launched at Cancun, that consist of the issues of investment policy, competition policy, transparency in government procurement and trade facilitation.

Actually, investment policy will be the only new issue at Cancun. How important is this issue?

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Trade between nations needs to be regulated (Part 1 of 2)

Thursday, 24 July 2003 1 comment

The Jakarta Post – OPINION & EDITORIAL – Thursday, July 24, 2003

Yanuar Nugroho,

This is a true story, cited from a good book, The Little Earth Book (2002). Tatu Museyni grows coffee in Tanzania. The price she gets for her coffee has halved from 1980 to 2000. It halved again in the last two years. Her income is down to US$30 for the whole year. Her children no longer go to school and the family faces starvation.

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Cancun: A battle for life

Wednesday, 16 July 2003 Leave a comment

The Jakarta Post – OPINION & EDITORIAL – Wednesday, July 16, 2003
by Yanuar Nugroho

The next crucial trade talks will take place in Cancun, Mexico, in September. This will be the fifth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the most important conference of the WTO in recent years.

The conference, following the previous meeting in Doha, Qatar, in 2001, becomes crucial as developing countries find themselves under pressure — if not threatened — by the proposal for a new round, particularly in agriculture, industrial tariffs, services (or GATS — General Agreements on Trade in Services) and what is called the Singapore Issues (investment, competition policy, transparency, government procurement). What actually matters?

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Indonesia’s education system faces disaster

Friday, 4 July 2003 Leave a comment

The Jakarta Post – OPINION & EDITORIAL, Friday, July 04, 2003

by Yanuar Nugroho

For those genuinely concerned about what is going on in the education system in this country, the present might be the right time to reflect on and rethink what we believe and value about education as the basis of development. Let us examine these two issues.

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Tragedi Pendidikan Kita

Wednesday, 2 July 2003 Leave a comment

TEROPONG – Mingguan Hidup, Juli 2003

oleh Yanuar Nugroho

Mereka yang peduli akan sistem pendidikan di negara ini berpikir sangat keras hari-hari ini. Setelah fakta tragis pengesahan UU Sisdiknas secara tidak demokratis yang membawa berbagai kontroversi, setidaknya ada dua fakta lain mengemuka.

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