President Joko Widodo Launches 2025-2045 RPJPN to Emphasize 2045 Golden Indonesia Vision

JAKARTA – President Joko Widodo launched the final draft of the 2025-2045 National Long-Term Development Plan (RPJPN) on 15 June, which was drawn up by the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas to realize the 2045 Golden Indonesia Vision.

The draft focuses on the principles of sustainability, as well as the development of quality human resources.

“We won’t be able to just win using numbers, but also through the quality of our human resources. It is the physical, skill, productive and disciplinary characters that we must fix and embed onto our workers, as well as mastery of science and technology,” President Joko Widodo said.

To ensure the achievement of these goals, the preparation of the 2025-2045 RPJPN, which acts as a 20 year development planning document, has involved the contribution of stakeholders who have taken part in sharpening development targets and goals to be able to turn Indonesia into a developed country.

“Now I ask the Minister of National Development Planning/Head of Bappenas to make the document as tactical and detailed as possible, because we are dealing with competition with other countries. We can no longer use vague terms as before,” the President added.

“In 2045, we hope that Indonesia will possess a gross domestic product (GDP) per capita on par with developed countries. We are aiming for a USD 30,000 per capita rate by 2045, and a USD 21,000 per capita by 2037,” said the Minister of National Development Planning/Head of Bappenas Suharso Monoarfa.

The 2045 Golden Indonesia Vision also targets Indonesia to be a country that has strong leadership and influence in the international world, with a 0% poverty rate and reduced inequality. To realize this target, the 2025-2045 RPJPN has formulated 8 development agendas and 17 development directions, which are dictated by 45 Main Development Indicators.

Minister Suharso emphasized that in facing global megatrends driven by technological disruption, Indonesia must be able to create change.

“Our younger generation must realize that the big strategy that we need is to ramp up industrialization as one of the answers to revive and encourage Indonesia’s economic growth. We also must focus on certain industries to do so, we hope  that the growth of the manufacturing sector will be higher than economic growth so that its contribution of the manufacturing sector to our national GDP can reach 30%,” Minister Suharso said.