Indonesia expects to create 20 to 45 million jobs through digitalisation
Indonesia projects that it would be able to create 20 to 45 million new jobs through its digitalisation efforts, according to Indonesian National Development Planning Minister and Head of the National Planning and Development Agency (Bappenas) Suharso Monoarfa.
The country must perform economic transformation in the post-COVID-19 world, such as by improving the skills of Indonesian workers, so that the national economy will not only recover but also grow beyond 5% each year, he said, reports Bernama.
On top of that, economic development should also be developed in a more inclusive and sustainable way so that the country can achieve its net zero emissions target by 2060, Suharso added.
Economic recovery alone is not enough to lift the trajectory of the economy, so it is key to speed up economic transformation, he noted.
The government is optimistic that economic growth will start to accelerate or outperform its target in 2022, which is 5.3 to 5.9% year-on-year, the minister said.