Unequal Developments in Indonesia’s Digital-Based Economy and Its Implications

  • Sri Adiningsih Chair of the Presidential Advisory Council & Gadjah Mada University
  • Stri Nariswari Setiaji Independent Economist
  • Sofian Rendy Ardiansyah Staff at the Presidential Advisory Council
Keywords: digital-based economy, inequality, the bottom of the pyramid

Abstract

Despite having emerged for just some years, the development and growth of the digital-based economy in Indonesia is exponential. This study uses the Purposive Random Sampling and Descriptive Analyses method to assess the developments of the digital-based economy in several provinces in Indonesia. The Java-Bali region is more advanced in its digital-based economy compared to other provinces in Indonesia due to its infrastructure, human resources, and government policies which are more supportive. The inequalities between provinces remain a concern for it may directly correlate to a corresponding increase in disparity. Digital-based economy, if it is well-equipped with infrastructure and well-supported by local government, may serve as a balm given its potential as a tool to raise prosperity and equality in society. It will help prepare and equip those in remote rural areas, known as the bottom of the pyramid.

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Published
2020-01-21
How to Cite
Adiningsih, S., Setiaji, S., & Ardiansyah, S. (2020). Unequal Developments in Indonesia’s Digital-Based Economy and Its Implications. Jurnal Ekonomi Indonesia, 8(1), 171-190. Retrieved from http://jurnal.isei.or.id/index.php/isei/article/view/17
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