Policy coordination and consultation in Indonesia
April-June 2015
By: Raymond Saner and Poppy S Winanti

These different actors are consulted by government authorities to base financial policy on broad political support.

Switzerland´s consultative process: Inter-Departmental Working Group G20 (IDAG20).

Source: Saner, R, paper prepared for the Lowry Institute, Australia in preparation of 2014 G20 meeting.

Moreover, the interministerial working group interacts with different state and non-state actors that are involved in shaping Switzerland’s financial policy and economic diplomacy. These actors are:

• The Swiss Financial Supervisory Authority, an independent supervisory authority that protects creditors, investors and policyholders, ensuring the smooth functioning of the financial markets
• The Swiss Bankers Association, a professional organization to maintain and promote the best possible framework conditions for the country’s financial center
• Economiesuisse, a leading lobbying group of Swiss industries
• Alliance Sud, a pressure group of leading Swiss involved in development assistance
• The Finance and Foreign Affairs committees of the two parliamentary chambers of the Swiss Federal Assembly
• Swiss media and political parties.

Mechanisms for Indonesia

Policy coordination and policy consultation mechanisms offer varying degrees of policy governance, ranging from a heavily decentralized to a heavily centralized structure. The form of governance must provide the most effective and efficient manner of managing the following aspects of national policy-making:

1. Supporting national development strategy
2. Linking related policy sectors in a synergistic way
3. Providing means to implement international commitments
4. Giving support for the conduct of international negotiations
5. Offering an optimal balancing of the interests of key national stakeholders
6. Ensuring swift implementation of national policies.

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