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Single source of truth for Indonesia’s government data

  • Pasha Laksamana Putra

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Jakarta   /   Thu, January 2, 2020   /  12:36 pm
Single source of truth for Indonesia’s government data Data matters: World Bank Group projects are using Big Data to help governments reimagine solutions, improve service delivery and work toward achieving Sustainable Development Goals. (worldbank.org/-)

In recent years, the fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) and digitalization have become buzz words for the government. Several initiatives to create a digital Indonesia have been started, such as e-ID, e-procurement, e-tax filing and many others. Furthermore, we have almost completed the Palapa Ring project, which will increase connectivity across the vast archipelago. The question is whether the government is ready to exploit the digitalization gold mine that could produce reliable and uniform data across Indonesia. Digital transformation is a term that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo often used in the run-up to his second presidential term. He set up a Cabinet that includes Nadiem Makarim, the founder of Gojek, a locally grown tech unicorn, as the education minister. Furthermore, Jokowi picked financial technology and education technology start-up founders as ...

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