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Literary culture as basis of human resources development

Jakarta   /   Mon, January 6, 2020   /  10:34 am
Literary culture as basis of human resources development Light reading: Commuters enjoy a small library set up at the Dukuh Atas MRT station in Central Jakarta. Indonesians’ reading habit is on the decline, making it difficult for the government to develop quality human resources. (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has placed human resource development at the top of his priority list for his second term in office. Indeed, the demographic bonus is an opportunity that must be utilized properly to accelerate development in Indonesia. Without proper management capabilities, Indonesia will lose a great opportunity to catch up with more developed countries. Standard Chartered has predicted that the top 10 economies in 2030 will include seven countries that are currently emerging markets. The survey by the multinational bank, which is based on purchasing power parity (PPP), predicts that Indonesia will occupy the fourth position of the world, just behind China, India and the United States. The challenge for Indonesia is to prove these predictions right. The progress of a country depends on the development of a culture of literacy. The success of the envi...

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