US government agencies launch new online services – OpenGov Asia

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, public consumption has played an important role in sustaining the economy. Changes in consumer behavior, demographic conditions and technological developments are increasingly driving the increase in global consumption. The digital native population will certainly become the mainstay of global consumption in the future.

The development of the digital economy in Indonesia currently remains a challenge. The need for infrastructure, human resources, digital literacy, regulation and mindset is very important for Indonesia to increase the use of technology to build a strong digital economy.

Various efforts have been made by the government to accelerate the creation of new digital talents and the development of a digital-based economy has been achieved by improving digital infrastructure, training, issuing regulations, providing MSME ecosystem and financing.

– Airlangga Hartarto, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs

In 2022, technology adoption is expected to grow rapidly. The next industrial transformation will lead to “Society 5.0 or Intelligence Society” where physical space and the cyber world will be tightly integrated. The boom of new technologies such as Metaverse, Blockchain, NFT and Web 3.0 will also become a new trend in all spheres of people’s lives. Therefore, the younger generation in Indonesia must be prepared to master the various skills required in these fields.

The same year, Indonesia also took over the presidency of the G20. During this presidency, Indonesia carries the theme “Recover Together, Recover Stronger”. This theme was raised to encourage an inclusive, strong and sustainable global economic recovery, in which digital transformation itself is one of the priority issues for Indonesia’s G20 Presidency in 2022.

In support of Indonesia’s G20 Presidency, the theme raised is “Digital Economic Transformation for Economic Recovery in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic”. It is hoped that this theme can also motivate the students who attend to improve their quality, so that they can be competitive in the digital economy, so they can contribute to the revival of the national economy.

accelerating the improvement of the quality of human resources would require coordination and synergy with all parties. Thus, the “pentahelix” concept of development, in which elements of government, society or community, academics, entrepreneurs and the media come together to create solidarity in development, is key.

Given the importance of human resources as the main capital for national development, the government has also committed to improving the quality of Indonesian human resources through the 2022 state budget, providing a budget for the education which reaches 542.8 trillion rupees. The main objectives of digital transformation. Over the past 2 years, the use of digital technology has accelerated through online home learning, so it can be seen that most are able to take advantage of digital technology.

As OpenGov Asia reported, To improve the quality of learning, including for madrasahs (Islamic schools), Indonesia is improving its digital transformation efforts for education. The Ministry of Religious Affairs has worked to help madrasahs across Indonesia embrace digital technology. In 2021, the ministry prepared the Rp 399.9 billion Madrasah Affirmation Relief Fund implemented under Realizing Education’s Promise Madrasah education quality reform program targeting 2,666 Madrasahs in the country.

The aid has not yet targeted all madrasas in Indonesia due to the ministry’s limited funds. For the reports, he claimed that the ministry has implemented the e-RKAM system as e-planning and e-budgeting for madrassahs. Therefore, accountability for reports regarding attendance at madrassahs can be guaranteed.

The madrasah digitization program had been carried out since 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Indonesia. Several programs have been completed, including revising the technical guidelines for the use of school operating assistance (BOS) funds so that they can be used to support the e-learning system.

Ashley C. Reynolds