Indonesian president vows $30 billion transfer to villages if re-elected

FILE PHOTO - Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrives to visit former first lady Ani Yudhoyono at a hospital in Singapore February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo has pledged to raise the funds the government transfers to villages across the world’s fourth most populous country to nearly $30 billion over the next five years if he wins a second term in April. There has been debate over the effectiveness of the program, called Village Funds, […]

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