Jakarta: Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko on Thursday said President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration has significantly reduced the country's poverty rate.
"The poverty rate decreased to 9.82 for the first time. It stood at 10.96 percent in 2014," the retired general said.
"The gini ratio decreased to 0.389 this year. It stood at 0.414 in 2014," he added.
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