Promoting Information and Communications Technology in Indonesia

Publication | October 2015
Promoting Information and Communications Technology in Indonesia

ICT has a special role to play in Indonesia because of the nation’s unique geographic and socio-economic characteristics. 

If Indonesia can put the necessary enabling environment in place, it could harness the power of new technology to drive productivity improvements, combat corruption and substantially improve delivery of public services. In September 2014, the government launched a $27 billion Indonesia Broadband Plan (IBP) which is to be implemented between 2015 and 2019. The Indonesia Broadband Plan identifies initiatives needed to improve the supply of ICT infrastructure and to enhance the government’s use of ICT for e-governance, e-education, e-health, e-procurement and e-logistics. The plan is aimed at contributing to economic growth and competitiveness, building human capacity and providing services to under-served regions.

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The ADB Papers on Indonesia are designed to provide information, analysis, and advice on issues of interest to Indonesia's development stakeholders. The series is produced by sector experts and maintained by the ADB Indonesia Resident Mission.