Indonesia skilled engineers shortage

Indonesia is short of skilled engineers. A country with a population of 250 million, it currently has 57 million skilled workers. It needs 113 million by 2030. This shortage is a hurdle to infrastructure development and growth of the manufacturing industry.

Tackling Indonesia’s innovation challenge

Since Jokowi’s inauguration, some interesting articles have appeared covering policy challenges such as research and development, health and education. Nick Redfern and Richard Litman discusses Indonesia’s innovation opportunity. They say that Jokowi can make a lasting impact on the country if he challenges the people of Indonesia to become leaders in technology innovation. This will require developing a National Innovation & IP Strategy, focusing on capacity building and investing in research and development.