FKP 2022: Accelerating Postpandemic Recovery through an Inclusive Digital Transformation

24 September 2022

The digital transformation plays a critical role in addressing numerous development issues, including the impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The COVID-19 pandemic, which has lasted for more than two years, is also a momentum for Indonesia to get things right and ensure that the digital transformation runs smoothly and gives as much benefit as possible to all, including the poor and vulnerable. It is important to immediately implement the digital transformation since digital technology has been found significantly effective to mitigate the pandemic impacts in several sectors, such as by supporting people to do their jobs online and promoting digitalization of businesses (e-commerce).

However, the COVID-19 pandemic also shows the obvious importance of bridging the digital gaps between individuals/households, workers/employers, governmental organizations, and private companies. Based on the National Socioeconomic Survey (Susenas) and National Work Force Survey (Sakernas) 2021, around 36% of individuals aged 5 years old or older still have not accessed the internet and 64% of workers/employers aged 15 years have not used the internet in their main jobs. This is worsened by the low digitalization in public and private sectors. According to World Bank’s Digital Adoption Index 2016, Indonesia was ranked fifth among Southeast Asian countries for the public subindex and seventh for the business subindex.

Therefore, any chance to promote a more inclusive digital transformation needs to be optimized to accelerate the postpandemic recovery in Indonesia. In its attempt to escalate the importance of promoting a more inclusive digital transformation, The SMERU Research Institute will organize the Forum Kajian Pembangunan (FKP) seminar series.  

This FKP seminar organized by The SMERU Research Institute consists of 4 series of forum as follows:


Increasing Women’s Participation in the Digital Economy

Hybrid | October 5, 2022, 13.00–15.15 (GMT+7)

Moderator: Muhammad Syukri (Senior Researcher, SMERU)


  1. Nurmala Selly Saputri (Researcher, SMERU)
    "Dampak Ketersediaan Internet pada Pasar Tenaga Kerja Perempuan di Indonesia"
  2. Veto Tyas Indrio (Researcher, SMERU)
    "Peran Perempuan Pelaku UMKM dalam Meningkatkan Penggunaan Internet dalam Rumah Tangga"
  3. Hening Wikan (Junior Reseacher, SMERU)
    "Dampak Respons Kebijakan COVID-19 pada UMKM Perempuan di Indonesia”

Discussant: Rahmia Hasniasari (Public Policy and Government Relations Lead, Tokopedia)



Developing Digital Skills in Indonesia

Hybrid | October 12, 2022, 09.30–11.45 (GMT+7)

Moderator: Palmira P. Bachtiar (Senior Researcher, SMERU)
  1. Jonathan Farez Satyadharma (Junior Researcher, SMERU)
    "Mendorong Transformasi Digital melalui Akselerasi Keterampilan Digital"
  2. Adinova Fauri (Researcher at Economic Departement, CSIS)
    "Digital Skill Toolkit"

Discussant: DR. Ir. Hedi M. Idris, M.Sc 
(Kepala Pusat Pengembangan Profesi dan Sertifikasi, Kementerian Komunikasi dan Informatika) 

Developing Digital Technology-Based Youth Entrepreneurship

Online | October 19, 2022, 09.30–11.45 (GMT+7)

Moderator:  Fauzan Kemal M. (Junior Researcher, SMERU) 
  1. Ana Rosidha Tamyis (Senior Researcher, SMERU)
  2. Dwi Indra Purnomo (Founder, The Local Enablers)

Discussant: Muhammad Neil El Himam, M.Sc (Deputi Bidang Ekonomi Digital dan Produk Kreatif, Kementerian Pariwisata dan Ekonomi Kreatif/ Badan Pariwisata dan Ekonomi Kreatif) (*)

(*) masih dalam konfirmasi




Creating New Unicorns: Digital Talents and a Supporting Ecosystem

Online | October 26, 2022, 09.30–11.45 (GMT+7)

Moderator: Hening Wikan (Junior Researcher, SMERU) 
  1. Palmira P. Bachtiar (Senior Researcher, SMERU)
    “Mengembangkan Talenta Digital dalam Ekosistem di Tingkat Kota/Lokal”
  2. Danang Juffry (Community Manager, Google Indonesia)
  3. Hana Nur Auliana (Head of Communication and Engagement, Waste4Change) 

Discussant: Benedikta Atika (Impact Investment Lead, Angel Investment Network Indonesia (ANGIN))




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