As one of the signatories, ISD recommends our stakeholders to sign the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace. The initiative was launched on 12 November at the UNESCO Internet Governance Forum (IGF) by French President Emmanuel Macron. This high-level declaration in favour of the development of common principles for securing cyberspace has already [...]
Jakarta – 31 January 2020. Data is now more valuable than oil, said Indonesian president Mr. Joko Widodo on Friday (24/1/20). This signals the more attention given by the government on regulations concerning data and its application in policymaking process. However, Indonesia has yet to be amongst 132 countries that already have regulation on personal [...]
Last year, the Indonesian government introduced Governemt Regulation 80/2019 on Trade Through Electronic Systems with technical provisions on electronic trade. The regulation can be simplified into 3 aspects: Defining e-commerce businesses (and platforms) as the Organisers of Electronically-Enabled Trade (PPMSE) and setting clear distinction with merchants that use their facilities. Prerequisites for business practitioners: securing [...]
ISD was invited to present at Ministry of Communication and Informatics’ workshop on “Artificial Intelligence for Economic Growth and Social Good in The Digital Era”. We spoke about the importance of building human capital. Indonesia has very few engineers/people working in STEM. Both government and private sector must act together in training future machine learning [...]
ISD is at APEC Group o Services Workshop ‘Mutual recognition of qualifications and skills as part of the Final Push to achieve the Bogor Goals’ (Malaysia, 12-02-20). We advocate for more a more comprehensive list of occupations to be covered under MRAs to better reflect current job trends.
ISD’s executive director Devi Ariyani as one of panelist speakers in the 4th ASEAN Economic Integration Forum 2019.
The forum was held by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) in Bangkok (10-12 Dec 2019). Our representative spoke in the session of “ASEAN Embracing a Digital Future” discussing challenges to achieve a digitally integrated ASEAN. To further the goal of increasing the growth of digital economy, these [...]
On our visit to Bali to attend the AIFED Forum, we also visited one of our members – Workmate – which has a representative office at Denpasar Bali (2 Dec 2019). Workmate is a platform for daily workers that caters for companies as well as individuals. We discussed challenges especially in terms of regulation as [...]
ISD team attended the 9th Annual International Forum on Economic Development and Public Policy (AIFED) held in Bali on 3-5 December 2019.
The forum discussed the importance of building infrastructure and human capital for developing countries to step higher in the development process and especially to avoid middle income trap. Infrastructure and human capital enables innovation to thrive – which is one of the keys to sustainable growth. The forum was held by the Ministry of Finance’ [...]
Geneva, Switzerland – ISD’s Executive Director, Devi Ariyani, was invited as a panelist to the WTO Public Forum 2019 that took place in Geneva, Switzerland from 8 to 11 October. The main theme for this year’s Public Forum was “Trading Forward: Adapting to a Changing World”. ISD was invited to present the Indonesian private sector [...]
Online ‘gig’ platforms has made it easier for people to look for freelancing opportunities. With more than 8 million workers depend on gig platforms (3 million ride-hailing drivers, 5 million fintech agents, and 30 thousand freelancers listed in various freelancing platforms) it is necessary for the government to provide legal certainty for employment in the [...]