Indonesia Overview

The Republic of Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world and comprises of 17,508 islands, 6,000 of which are inhabited. Three of the 6 biggest islands in the world, form part of the archipelago: Borneo (the largest island in the world) at 539.460 km2, Sumatra(473,606 km2) and Papua (421,981 km2). Economically, Indonesia has enjoyed strong and stable economic growth and has been one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia for several years and it should remain in this position in the next years ahead.

Politically the Indonesian government plays a significant role in shaping economic growth and the level of democracy. Indonesia's political stability is one of the biggest factors in determining economic policy related to both domestic and international matters. The Indonesian Government has proven its ability to maintain stability in the country throughout several important events like elections that have taken place democratically and peacefully. The success of the Indonesian Government can be seen also by the living diversity of its people. There are more than 1.000 ethnic groups living peacefully throughout the country who more than 500 hundred languages and dialects.

The current Indonesian population is about 244.769.000. 48.8% of the population are 16-30 years old and categorized as young people, such a huge market for an investment. The Indonesian population is the largest in ASEAN, making up 40% of the total of ASEAN’s population and the Indonesian population is the 4th largest in the world. Aware of this bonus ofpopulation, the Indonesian government is investing in the education system to ensure a high level of skill in the labour force which can help increase investment from overseas.  

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