Developing Digital Skills in Indonesia

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Indonesia’s National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2020–2024 emphasizes the role of digital transformation in boosting economic productivity and improving public services. The Indonesian government has issued a series of regulations to achieve digital transformation, one of which is Presidential Regulation No. 95 of 2018 on Electronic-Based Governance System. However, there is no policy framework that can act specifically as a guideline for developing digital skills in Indonesia. This framework is particularly important, as it can be a determining factor for Indonesia’s success in implementing and benefitting from the digital transformation.

At the same time, there is still a digital gap between groups in the society. For example, according to the data from the National Socioeconomic Survey (Susenas) and the National Labor Force Survey (Sakernas), in 2021, around 36% of people aged 5 and above did not have access to the internet and 64% of workers/businesspeople or entrepreneurs aged 15 and above still had not used the internet in their work. Therefore, before formulating the framework for developing digital skills in Indonesia, we need to know the existing conditions and challenges.

The “Developing Digital Skills in Indonesia” seminar is part of the 2022 Forum Kajian Pembangunan (FKP) seminar series. For the month of October, The SMERU Research Institute once again acts as host. There are four seminars scheduled, with four topics about digital transformation. In the seminars, SMERU delivers results of its studies and hosts discussions on policy agenda for accelerating digital skills improvement in Indonesia.

Moderator: Palmira P. Bachtiar (Senior Researcher, SMERU)

  1. Jonathan Farez Satyadharma (Junior Researcher, SMERU)
  2. Adinova Fauri (Researcher at Economic Departement, CSIS)

Discussant: DR. Ir. Hedi M. Idris, M.Sc  (Head of Center for Professional Development and Certification, Ministry of Communication and Information)


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