Perry Warjiyo: Rise and be optimistic - synergy and innovation for economy recovery

Speech by Mr Perry Warjiyo, Governor of Bank Indonesia, at Bank Indonesia's Annual Meeting 2021, Jakarta, 24 November 2021.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
04 January 2022

Assalamu'alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh,
Greetings to everyone, Shalom,
Om Swastyastu, Namo Buddhaya,
Greetings of Virtue. 

First, let us express our gratitude to the presence of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala,one Almighty God, because only with His grace and blessing can we gather today at the 2021 Bank Indonesia Annual Meeting. With all humility, we would like to express our gratitude to the President who was willing to attend along with all invitees.

We congratulate the banks, corporations, and individuals who have received the Bank Indonesia Awards 2021 a number of 57 awards in 4 areas and 17 categories in the fields of managing monetary stability and financial systems, payment systems, MSME development and Islamic finance and economy, as well as supporting Bank Indonesia policies. The awards are presented annually, in conjunction with the Bank Indonesia Annual Meeting, as a form of appreciation and, at the same time, national recognition of business partners who have supported task implementation at Bank Indonesia.

At this auspicious opportunity, allow us to present an evaluation of economic performance in 2021 as well as the economic outlook and direction of Bank Indonesia's policy in 2022, which we summarize under the theme "Rise and be Optimistic: Synergy and Innovation for Economic Recovery". A theme we think is appropriate to show our shared enthusiasm to rise from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the national economy continuing to improve in 2021.