Indonesia needs at least nine million digital talents by 2030
Indonesia will need at least nine million digital talents by 2030 to contribute Rp4.434 trillion (US$0.31 billion) to the national economy, said Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto.
Currently, the digital economy contributes 40% to ASEAN’s digital economy, valued at US$70 billion, which is estimated to more than double to US$146 in 2025, Hartarto said in a statement.
“The great potentials for Indonesia’s digital economy and digital talents must be taken advantage of properly to accelerate the development of entrepreneurs,” he said, according to Antara.
Indonesia’s ratio of entrepreneurs to its population stands at 3.47%, which is relatively low and needs to continuously be improved, said Hartarto.
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To expedite the nation’s digital transformation, the Indonesian government will be continuing its digital talent development programme this year, under the Communication and Informatics Ministry (Kominfo).
“The primary attempt is introducing digitisation to the community. There are 270 million Indonesians; however, only a very few of them understand digitisation,” said Kominfo Minister Johnny Plate in an online event.