Will merging competing ministries help to save Indonesia’s rainforests?

Newly elected Indonesian president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced on October 26th that the Ministry of Forests and the Ministry of Environment would be combined and that Siti Nurbaya would become Forests and Environment Minister. The move surprised many and will be watched closely as environmentalists, companies in the forestry sector, and public policy analysts say it presents both extreme challenges but also great opportunities for long sought-after reforms.

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