Scaling up note: Indonesia

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Scaling up note: Indonesia

Indonesia is the largest economy in South-East Asia and has developed rapidly over the past decade into a competitive and decentralized electoral democracy with a fast growing middle class. Despite the country's positive progress in reducing poverty, vulnerability and inequality remain high. Nearly 40 per cent of Indonesians are highly vulnerable to shocks, which can push them back below the poverty line. Three out of five Indonesians live in rural areas and farming is their main occupation. The agricultural sector’s value added as a percentage of the gross domestic product (GDP) was reported at 14 per cent in 2013. While the agricultural sector's share of the country's GDP declined markedly during the last five decades, it still provides income for the majority of Indonesian households.