Indonesia

Over the past six decades, we have supported Indonesian initiatives to consolidate democracy, strengthen the role of civil society, promote rule of law, expand economic growth, and improve government services. Consistent with Indonesian government priorities, we work with innovative leaders to build effective partnerships and advance reforms that strengthen judicial systems, protect human rights, promote equitable economic growth, and improve governance of environmental resources. Foundation programs in Indonesia also support free and fair elections and address gender and inclusion concerns.

 

Civic Tech and Indonesian Development

Indonesia’s digital era is well underway. Many start-ups have been established and achieved notable success, the number of technopreneurs is growing, and the government has now decided to open the economy to more investment in e-commerce. Add a new idea into the mix. Where some IT initiatives tend to focus on business and the economy, The Asia Foundation is taking a very different approach, promoting the idea of “civic tech” or “tech for good.” The concept aims to utilize technology to enable more engagement and participation from the public.

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