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Sri Mulyani Indrawati
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As Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, Sri Mulyani Indrawati is responsible for the institution’s operations in all regions and networks covering the thematic areas of human development; sustainable development; poverty reduction and economic management; and financial and private sector development. In addition she oversees other administrative vice presidencies and functions, including the Integrity Vice Presidency, Sanctions Board Secretariat and the Office of Evaluation and Suspension.

Ms. Indrawati joined the World Bank in June 2010. Previously she served as Indonesia’s minister of finance in addition to being the coordinating minister of economic affairs. During that time she guided the economic policy for one of the largest countries in Southeast Asia, and one of the biggest states in the world, navigating successfully the global economic crisis, implementing key reforms, fighting corruption, and earning the respect of her peers across the world. She is credited with helping to steer Indonesia through the challenging but successful transition from autocracy to democracy.

Ms. Indrawati led the Indonesian National Development Planning Agency prior to her position as finance minister. During that time she coordinated the government and international reconstruction effort following the devastating 2004 tsunami. Her earlier positions include executive director at the International Monetary Fund, faculty member at the University of Indonesia, and visiting professor at the Andrew Young School of Public Policy at Georgia State University.

Ms. Indrawati holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois and a B.A. in economics from the University of Indonesia. She has received numerous honors and awards, including Euromoney Magazine’s Global Finance Minister of the Year, and Emerging Markets Best Finance Minister in Asia. She has also been regularly on Forbes List of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the world.

Ms. Indrawati is married with three children.

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10 Years After the Tsunami: What We Lost and What We Learned

(3) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 3:08 PM


What I remember most of the first hours after learning about the tsunami was radio silence. Aceh, it seemed, had ceased to exist. The limited infrastructure in Indonesia's northernmost province was decimated and none of the survivors was able to update the outside...

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To End Poverty, We Need to Know What We Don't Know About Women and Girls

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 12:12 PM


Women make up almost half the world's labor force and perform most of its unpaid care work, for children, the elderly, and the disabled. They also earn less and own less than men—especially land and housing. And they face enormous constraints in the...

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Spending Like There Is a Tomorrow

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 4:28 PM

In June, Kenya set a new African record. At $2 billion, the country's sovereign bond debut was four times oversubscribed. Only one month later, Senegal broke this high. Zambia and Cote d'Ivoire have been similarly successful in what some call an African bond bonanza.

Interest rates in traditional markets are...

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China's "New Urbanization" Needs to Be Inclusive and Sustainable

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 2:56 PM

Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, The World Bank Group

These remarks are excerpted from a speech to the International Conference on Urban China in Beijing on March 25, 2014

BEIJING -- 2011 was the year when, for the first time in history more than...

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No existe aún igualdad ante la ley entre hombres y mujeres en todas partes, pero hay avances

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 4:36 PM

Incluso después de décadas de avance con respecto a la igualdad de las mujeres, casi el 90% de los países encuestados en un estudio reciente (i) sigue teniendo una ley o regulación que les impide legalmente a estas el uso pleno de...

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L'égalité des femmes et des hommes devant la loi : pas encore, pas partout... mais le changement est en marche

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 4:22 PM

Même après plusieurs décennies d'avancées vers l'égalité entre les sexes, une étude (a) a récemment montré que, dans près de 90 % des pays examinés, il existe encore dans la loi ou la réglementation des dispositions qui empêchent les femmes de mettre...

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Women's Equality Before the Law -- Not Yet, Not Everywhere, But Change Is Here

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 5:35 PM

Women working at a bank in Vientiane, Lao PDR © Stanislas Fradelizi/World Bank

Even after decades of progress toward the equality of women, almost 90 percent of countries surveyed in a recent study continue to have a law or regulation that prevents women...

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