NATSEM Seminar Series

Corruption Eradication Policy in Indonesia: What have been done and what is the future?

Wed 31 July 2019Zuhairan Yumni Yunan, University of Canberra and Adrianus Hendrawan, Australian National University / 11:00am-12:30pmFishbowl (Building 24)


Speaker Title Abstract                                      About the Speaker                                         
Zuhairan Yumni Yunan ‘Corruption Eradication Policy: A Proposal for the Elected Indonesia’s Leader’

Corruption is a crucial issue that has never been resolved in Indonesia. A long history of corruption makes this nation facing the same problem continuously. The 1998 reform was actually a momentum for eradicating corruption in Indonesia. However, to date, the ambition to make this country free from corruption has not shown maximum results. The corruption eradication agenda seems to be stagnant. It is showed by the Corruption Perception Index which is still below 50 representing that Indonesia is the most corrupt country in the world. Meanwhile, the various events that have been taken to combat corruption do not reduce this improper behaviour. It indicates that corruption is like an iceberg phenomenon. This presentation tries to elaborate the things that have been done, and submit policy proposals that can be improved by the government to maximize the corruption eradication agenda in Indonesia.

Zuhairan Yumni Yunan received his Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Lampung, and Master of Science from National University of Malaysia. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM), Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA), University of Canberra, Australia. Zuhairan has been working as a lecturer and researcher at Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Business, State Islamic University (UIN) Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta – Indonesia since 2010. He teaches the economics of corruption and macroeconomics. In 2015, he was also involved in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) Survey project in Indonesia. The project was a collaboration between Economics Department UIN and Transparency International Indonesia. His research interests focus on the economics of corruption, good governance, and policy studies. The title of his PhD thesis is The Impact of Corruption on Regional Economic Performance in Indonesia.

Adrianus Hendrawan ‘Corruption Prosecution in Decentralized Indonesia’

Similar to other developing countries, corruption has been major problems in Indonesia. Largely undetected under the Soeharto era, the advent of democracy and decentralisation in the past two decades changed the dynamics and prosecution of corruption crimes, particularly through the establishment of the corruption eradication commission (KPK). Based ondatabase of corruption cases during 2001-2016, more than 90% of corruption cases were prosecuted by AGO or police. However, KPK is more responsive and decisive in corruption investigation as shown by almost perfect conviction rates, shorter prosecution and trial processes, higher profiles of corruption convicts, and more severe sentences.

Adrianus Hendrawan is an economics PhD candidate at the Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific at the Australian National University. His PhD research is focusing on the political economy of Indonesia’s decentralisation, particularly direct local election and corruption. An Australia Award scholar, he was the recipient of the prestigious Hadi Soesastro Prize for scholars completing doctorates in political economy, international economic relation and development.

Hendri Syukri (Moderator)

Hendri Syukri is an Australian Award Scholar who is currently taking the doctoral program at Faculty of Business, Law and Governance of University Canberra. He obtained his MBA in Financial Management from Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. He has significant experiences in the multifaceted public sector corruption in Indonesia, including in pioneering investigative audit at the Indonesian National Armed Forces in 2009 and in the international public sector standard-setting process for anti-corruption related pronouncements. His doctoral research project title is “A Critical Discourse Analysis on the Performativity Theory Study of Performance Audit in Indonesia”, which also involves investigating the magnitude of fraud as programmatic dimension in performance audit.  His research interests are performance audit, performativity research, fraud and corruption, performance-based budgeting and public procurement.


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