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East Ventures – Digital Competitiveness Index 2023

Equitable digital nation

Even distribution of digital competitiveness brings Indonesia closer to an equitable digital nation.

Bridging the digital gap

The increase in the EV-DCI score (median) in 2023 to 38.5 indicates that Indonesia’s digital competitiveness is improving in most provinces.

Digitalization is ‘maturing’

Digital acceleration has occurred in most regions due to the development of technological infrastructure, which resulted in an increase in internet penetration to 77% and the adoption of digital applications in society.

Opportunities to seize

Tier-2 and 3 regions are full of untapped market potential, where synergy and collaborations between stakeholders can open new business opportunities.

Getting closer towards Indonesia’s digital golden era

In the EV-DCI 2022 report, we have highlighted the concept of building blocks or frameworks to assist stakeholders in building toward Indonesia’s digital golden era.

Looking at the development of Indonesia’s digital economy in 2022, stakeholders must continue and accelerate the growth of building blocks to make it stronger.

In 2022, the government has carried out various initiatives such as building a Base Transceiver Station (BTS) in the 3T area and expanding the 5G network. The program implementation resulted in an increase in internet users by 5% YoY.

Through digitizing public services, the implementation of the National Logistics Ecosystem (NLE) policy has reached 90.5% of the initial plan. However, this must be accompanied by cooperation between stakeholders in 2023.

Several government and digital business initiatives impacted increasing digital transactions, including MSMEs digitalization, increasing efficiency and business performance through technology, and others. This resulted in a 22% increase in Indonesia’s digital economy from 2021-2022, an achievement that needs to be appreciated amidst global economic uncertainty.

Indonesian people are becoming more ‘digitally literate’. This is evidenced by the increase in EV-DCI digital literacy by 20% YoY. However, ICT adoption needs to be increased, along with the quantity and quality of digital talent.

The adoption of ESG needs to be widely disseminated. In 2022, OJK published a Green Taxonomy, which has assisted in reviewing ESG evaluation in government infrastructure projects.

Key strategies to strengthen Indonesia’s digital economic growth

Building an inclusive digital ecosystem in various sectors

Leaders’ perspectives

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