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Human Resources, Key to Inclusive Development

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Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises -UMKM are the backbone of the economy. This statement was again affirmed by President Joko Widodo in Working Lunch: Promoting Inclusive Growth in The Digital Age at the APEC 2018 Summit in Papua New Guinea -PNG on Sunday (18/11). During the meeting, President Joko Widodo remarked that talking about inclusive development is to obviously talk about the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises - UMKM. Based on 2017 data, the total number of Indonesian UMKM reached 62.9 million business units. As many as 6 million of UMKM have carried out their activities online. On that occasion, President Joko Widodo also emphasized that the world has entered the era of the Industrial Revolution 4.0. For Indonesia, the new cycle is seen by the President to open opportunities to adjust development orientation. Another point affirmed by President Joko Widodo is the reduction of inequality on human and development. Reducing inequality has indeed become Indonesia's priority. The government continues to make efforts to reduce inequality in each of its programs. This focus is indeed included in the Nawa-Cita program of the Indonesian Working Cabinet. Other programs are to develop Indonesia from the periphery, to strengthen regions and villages within the framework of unitary states of republic of Indonesia. The most obvious reduction in inequality is through infrastructure development, such as roads, toll roads, harbors, dams and airports in areas that are in need. All of them are currently the focus of the Indonesian government. Now, the border regions have become the foremost veranda, which is expected to become an Indonesian display. The priority of human development has been proven by the preparation of a roadmap of Economic Policy and Vocational Training in Indonesia in 2017-2025. Next year's Indonesian state budget will also be focused on the development of human resources. The quality of human resources is a key factor in inclusive development, namely development that benefits the community in general. With skilled human resources, the number of Indonesian UMKM will increase and be better prepared, especially entering the era of industrial revolution 4.0. Having skilled workers and mastering information technology will open even greater opportunities for Indonesian UMKM to enter the global market. With good quality and integrated human resources, potential resources can be processed and maintained to support sustainable inclusive development. So, there will be no development inequality in the country. At last, this will make Indonesia equal to other developed countries.

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