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Senior Economic Officer, Indonesia Resident Mission, Asian Development Bank
Aji has served as project officer for ADB-financed projects and activities where he brought his experience in technological innovation, financial inclusion, and agro-industry accelerator management, among others. As Resident Mission economist, he also conducts economic surveillance and research, writes papers and articles, including contributions to ADB’s Asian Development Outlook series, and helps design and implement loans and technical assistance. He holds degrees from the University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom and the University of Siena in Italy.
Innovative and sustained support for Grameen-style lending expanded financial services for underserved groups, including women.
Mobile apps enable farmers, including women smallholders, to modernize and diversify their production and transact with suppliers and buyers directly.
A study shows reducing clearance times at Indonesia's Tanjung Priok port in addition to expanding the port will contribute about 1.1% to gross domestic product.
Indonesia could reduce the impact of a prolonged El Niño by easing food import restrictions and strengthening social protection and food security.