Revrisond Baswir, an INFID board member, said the Indonesian government has not called for a debt reduction ''because once it does, it's like bankruptcy -- you lose international credibility and the cost of that is greater than the benefits.''
Among creditor countries, Japan is the largest donor, with its aid loans accounting for about 60% of Jakarta's bilateral debts, according to INFID.
The Jakarta-based INFID consists of NGOs from a group of countries, including Japan, the United States and Australia.
Some Indonesian NGOs, including INFID and the EIA will send representatives to the meeting as observers.
(7) Similarly, INFID, the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development, asserts as "a matter of priority" the need to:
(8.) International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID), "INFID's Position Paper on CGI Meeting.
(55.) For example, interviews with representatives of Kontras (8 September 2000), and INFID (20 February 2002).