Indonesia is a country of geographical size and economic diversity similar to Australia, thus warranting the construction of its own sub-national MRIO framework. However, no consistent and detailed Indonesian MRIO table time series exists so far, only one inter-regional IO table, based on the 2000 national IO table, consisting of only 6 regions: Sumatera, Java and Bali, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and Eastern Indonesia. There are socio-economic survey and national accounts data at higher detail, however these are not yet harmonised with the IO data. To improve the usefulness of currently disparate data sources for policy analysis, a 4-year work programme has commenced with the aim of replicating the Australian IELab for Indonesia. After the initial data assembly and incorporation into the IELab template, the Indonesian MRIO capability will be put to the test in applied economic-environmental analysis in collaboration with the UN ESCAP office in Bangkok as well as Padjadjaran University in Bandung, Indonesia.
IELab Indonesia is currently under construction. For more details contact ISA at the University of Sydney.