Jokowi Believes That Indonesia Will Become a Developed Country by 2030


Along with the growth of Gross Domestic Product which is believed to reach US$ 3 trillion, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) revealed that Indonesia has the potential to become a developed country in 2030.

With a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of US$3 trillion, the income per capita of the community can grow to US$10,000 capita.

Jokowi admitted that he calculated this estimate himself. According to him, his estimate may be different from the calculation of the Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani.

“I believe that our GDP in 2030 will be above US$ 3 trillion. I am sure. God willing, it will reach US$ 3 trillion. I believe that the income per capita, although it may be different from Mrs. Minister of Finance, is okay. I did the calculations myself. It’s okay, the minister’s calculations, it’s okay,” said Jokowi at the 100 Economist Workshop with the theme ‘Normalization of Policies Towards Indonesia’s Economic Recovery’, Wednesday (7/9/2022).

He said these figures can be realized as long as Indonesia is consistent in encouraging micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to enter the digital economy ecosystem. this is leading Indonesia to become a developed country.

“61% of our MSMEs contribute to the national GDP, so with the complexity of the world, we must encourage them to enter the digital ecosystem, can enter e-commerce, or digital platforms,” ​​he said.

SOE Minister Erick Thohir reminded us that the target for digital economic growth to reach IDR 4,800 trillion is only 8 years away, namely until 2030.

Therefore, he sees the government and all parties must encourage the development of the digital economy in the country.

“We must encourage our digital economy, not anti-foreigners,” said Erick, who was also present at the workshop.

Erick gave an example that games have become serious work nowadays. “The game has now become a job and this has a financial transaction value,” said Erick.

This should be anticipated with digital economic policies. If it is not pursued, MSMEs in the country can be left behind.

He again gave an example of competition between MSMEs and large companies. Companies can buy goods in bulk through e-commerce with free shipping and hefty discounts.

Meanwhile, MSMEs may only be able to buy in small quantities and sell them in small stalls. According to Erick, the supply chain is a problem in developing the digital economy, especially for MSMEs.