As Indonesia grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is also experiencing an unprecedented acceleration in the adoption of digital technologies by people, firms and in many instances also by the government. For a country that was already one of the fastest growing digital economies in the region, this represents a unique opportunity to utilize the promise of these technologies to not only build resilience to future shocks, but to also boost competitiveness.
But will the benefits of a growing digital economy be shared evenly by all segments of Indonesian society? Or will some leapfrog ahead, leaving others behind? Who will the winners and losers be? And what will it take to ensure that digital technologies help reduce existing gaps and inequalities and not actually widen them?
Join us in this conversation as we explore these questions at the launch of our publication.