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Jakarta Post

Education key to growth in Indonesia: World Bank

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, September 2 2019   /  02:14 am
Andrew Mason (JP/Elly Burhaini Faizal)(JP/Elly Burhaini Faizal)

Andrew Mason (JP/Elly Burhaini Faizal)As the largest economy in Southeast Asia and the fourth-most populous country in the world, Indonesia is striving to improve the quality of its human resources so it can boost the competitiveness of its products and services in the global market.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo recently presented the 2020 state budget proposal that carried the theme “state budget for competitiveness acceleration through innovation and empowerment of human resources quality” during the state of the union address and financial note speech in front of legislators and policymakers in mid-August. Formal education, he said, was the core to human capital development.The Jakarta Post’s Rachmadea Aisyah talked to The World Bank’s acting chief economist for East Asia and Pacific, Andrew Mason, recently to further examine the role of education and other basic public s...