In 2018, the World Bank ranked Indonesia at 87 out of 157 countries in the Human Capital Index (HCI). That gives Indonesia an HCI value of 0.53, which is below that of neighboring countries, such as Singapore (0.88), Malaysia (0.62), Vietnam (0.67), Thailand (0.60), and the Philippines (0.55). Hence, the Government of Indonesia is focusing on improving the nation’s HCI.
President Joko Widodo is particularly keen on developing Indonesia’s human resources in science and technology. He states that, “Quality human resources must begin from birth. This means there should be no more stunting; and ensuring good maternal and child health is key, particularly during children’s golden ages up until they are seven or eight years old. Then we improve the quality of basic education as well as tertiary education. Not only will this help the younger generation become smarter and more efficient, but it will also create a Pancasila generation … Read More