Minister of National Development Planning/Bappenas Suharso Monoarfa revealed Indonesia’s strategy to increase the Human Development Index, after attending an intergenerational talk event towards a golden Indonesia, Wednesday (10/01/2024).
The Minister explained that the aim of human development in Indonesia is to build complete humans who are prosperous, adaptive, have noble character, have an advanced culture and are competitive. According to him, the aspects that will be focused on to achieve this goal are basic services, human capital and socio-cultural capital.
In the basic service aspect, elements that will be accelerated include basic health services, nutritional security, PAUDHI, primary and secondary education, social protection and protection from abuse.
In the human capital aspect, the elements that will be accelerated include vocational and higher education, science and technology and innovation, vocational and entrepreneurship training, literacy and life skills, as well as cultivation and sports achievements.
Meanwhile, the elements that will be accelerated in the socio-cultural capital aspect include religion, culture, character education, citizenship education and family and parenting.
As additional information, currently Indonesia ranks 5th in ASEAN in the human development index. Indonesia has an HDI score of 0.54. Indonesia’s HDI score is below Singapore which has a score of 0.88, Vietnam has a score of 0.69, Malaysia has a score of 0.61 and Thailand has a score of 0.61.
Meanwhile, Indonesia ranks 96th out of 174 countries in the world in terms of HDI. This assessment is measured over a period of 10 years from 2010 to 2020.
The Minister assessed that Indonesian children born in 2020 are predicted to only reach 54% of their maximum productivity potential at the age of 18 years.
Increasing HDI is not only aimed at human development, but also Indonesia’s investment in the long term in sustainable and inclusive national development.
Quality HDI will create a stronger, more educated and healthy society, which will then make a positive contribution to economic growth and social progress in Indonesia.
Source : Bappenas