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.
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.
By Siwage Dharma Negara The 2014 Global Innovation Index (GII) ranks Indonesia 87th out of 143 countries in terms of innovation capability. In this aspect, Indonesia still lags behind several of its ASEAN neighbors, such as Singapore (7), Malaysia (33), Thailand… Read More ›
Riwanto Tirtosudarmo, Jakarta | Opinion | Tue, April 01 2014, 10:34 AM In anticipating the upcoming change in government, over the last three months or so a debate has been underway concerning the increasingly neglected development of science and technology… Read More ›
A good article offering some insights into Indonesia’s battle against corruption by Kanupriya Kappro and Randy Fabi that appeared in the recent Chicago Tribune. Authours: Kanupriya Kapoor and Randy Fabi Indonesia’s Inspector General of Police had just withstood eight hours… Read More ›
How is Indonesia responding towards growing pressures of East Asia financial regionalism? Why are Indonesian teachers resisting information and communication technology? In a more digitally connected Indonesia, why are large proportion of young adults in greater Jakarta still feeling disenfranchised?… Read More ›
Ria Nurdiani and Yojana Sharma – 25 October 2013 No foreign university has applied to operate in Indonesia despite laws passed last year that were designed to make it easier for foreign institutions to set up on a non-profit basis… Read More ›
By Paul Ramadge This year a senior group of Indonesian academics visited Monash University‘s Clayton campus and toured some of the national facilities co-located at the university – the synchrotron, the centre for nano-fabrication, the bio-sciences precinct and the New… Read More ›
The Boston Consulting Group has a new report examining Indonesia’s rising middle-class and affluent consumers. Indonesia’s middle class is growing in size and purchasing power. With a population of 248 million, it is already the fourth-largest in the world. Its… Read More ›