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Financial inclusion matters not only because it promotes growth, but because it helps ensure prosperity is widely shared. Access to financial services plays a critical role in lifting people out of poverty, in empowering women, and in helping governments deliver services to their people.


Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Sri Mulyani Indrawati is an Indonesian economist and currently serves as Indonesia’s Minister of Finance. Prior to this, she was the World Bank’s Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer where she focused on operational strategies regarding developmental challenges in ending poverty. She often represented the World Bank at the G20, and also led the policy framework for the Bank’s International Development Association (IDA)- aiding the world’s 77 poorest countries. 

Before joining the World Bank, Ibu Indrawati was Indonesia’s minister of finance and economic affairs and has now been reappointed to this role in the present day. Her earlier positions also include leading the Indonesian National Development Planning Agency (NDPA) and helping coordinate international reconstruction of the deadly 2004 tsunami that hit Indonesia. 

Throughout her political career, Ibu Indrawati played a primary role in strengthening Indonesia’s economic investments, successfully tackling corruption, and initiating reforms in the country’s tax and customs office. In 2006, she was named as the “Finance Minister of the Year” by Euromoney magazine and is regularly featured on Forbes as one of the most powerful women in the world. 

Sri Mulyani earned a Ph.D. in economics (1992) and an M.S. in economics (1990) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A., and a B.A. in economics (1986) from Universitas Indonesia. Her no-nonsense approach and strong academic rigor makes her the incredible woman she is, as she battles for the advancement of Indonesia’s investments and anti-corruption politics.