Indonesia is ranked 134th worst in the 2006 Index of Economic Freedom and 110th in 2007.
With an overall score of 3.71 on a five-point scale, 1 being best and 5 being worst, 2006's performance in the rankings represents a decline on 2005's rank of 3.59, although not quite to the level of 2004's depths of 3.76.
The rankings broken down into sections:
Indonesia's trade policy score is 0.5 points worse year on year, and its fiscal burden of government score is 0.7 points worse, these two issues combining to pull down Indonesia's overall score by 0.12 points.
With its score of 3.71 the Indonesian economy is classed as being "Mostly Unfree" (3-3.99), but not quite at the level of "Repressed" (4-5). Of some of Indonesia's regional peers Malaysia is ranked 2.98, Philippines is 3.23, Thailand is 2.99. Singapore is ranked the second most free economy in the world with a score of 1.56. heritage.org
January 17th 2007
The 2007 Index has been released this time using a different system of ranking, a percentage score rather than a 1-5 scale.
The report says:
ndonesia scores well in fiscal freedom, freedom from government, and labor freedom. The top income tax rate is high, but corporate tax rates are moderate. Government expenditures are fairly low, and state-owned businesses do not account for a significant portion of total revenues. The labor market operates under somewhat flexible conditions, but employing and firing workers can be costly.
Indonesia is weak in business freedom, investment freedom, financial freedom, property rights, and freedom from corruption. Starting a business takes twice as long as the world average, and regulations are onerous. Foreign investment is restricted, and judicial enforcement is both erratic and non-transparent in its treatment of foreigners. Because corruption is rampant, impartial adjudication of cases is not guaranteed.