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EV-DCI 2022 REVEALS INDONESIA'S ROBUST POTENTIAL FOR DIGITAL ECONOMY

In collaboration with KataData Insight Center and PricewaterhouseCoopers Indonesia, East Ventures release data on Indonesia's digital competitiveness.

08.03.2022
BY JACKSON KEEFE
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Together with KataData Insight Center and PricewaterhouseCoopers Indonesia, East Ventures launched the EV-DCI 2022, which measures Indonesia's digital competitiveness. The report aims to identify areas of digital improvement.

This year, Indonesia's digital economy is experiencing robust growth. Through the EV-DCI 2022, East Ventures aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the digital sector to all stakeholders in the country.

"We are elated to present EV-DCI 2022 again. This year, Indonesia is experiencing a growing digital economy and increasing digital competitiveness," said Co-Founder and Managing Partner of East Ventures Willson Cuaca. "We hope that through the EV-DCI annual report, East Ventures has provided in-depth information for all stakeholders in strengthening the digital sector so that digital competitiveness can be more evenly distributed in Indonesia."

The EV-DCI 2022 report shows that digital competitiveness in Indonesia has increased year over year. The report also noted that the most positive digital improvement regions scored 35.2 in early 2022.

 
 
 
 
 
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According to Mulya Amri, a panel member of KataData Insight Center, many provinces outside of Java have experienced an increase in digital competitiveness. Despite the high number of regions with the highest digital score, other provinces have also experienced robust digital growth.

The decrease in the digital gap between the highest and lowest score is mainly due to the smaller spread value. For instance, the spread value between the highest and lowest score in 2022 was 48.1 and 61.9, respectively.

The EV-DCI 2022 report is also accompanied by a survey that analyzed 71 digital companies and eight sectors. The report's findings are also shared with various government officials, including the ministers of economic affairs, health, and maritime affairs.

Indonesia's potential for digital economy
During the interview, various individuals highlighted the potential of Indonesia's digital economy. They discussed the various steps they were taking to improve it.

Airlangga Hartarto, the coordinating minister for economic affairs, said digital inclusion could provide Indonesia's consumers with added value. "Acceleration of economic digitization creates equitable and diverse opportunities and encourages opportunities and productivity to generate added value," he said.

 
 
 
 
 
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Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the coordinating minister for maritime affairs and investment, said that improving efficiency through digital technology is a way to achieve this. "The government is aiming for a more efficient system, and one of the ways to achieve this is by implementing digitalization," Luhut said. "With digitalization, everything will be connected, corruption will be reduced, efficiency will be better, and we will be more competitive."

Through data standardization, Indonesia's Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said that it could help create a digital economy in the sector. "By standardizing health data, it can be integrated into the platform, be it in medicine, vaccination, hospitals, laboratories," said Budi. "Our hope is that startups can develop and use the platform."

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