Journal 2015

Waging War: Indonesia vs Vietnam!

Waging War Mohamad Burhanudin and Joanna Octavia Wage increase is an almost never ending battle in Indonesia’s industrial relations. Where workers appeal for higher wages every year, businesses fight to defend lower costs and profit maximization: dilemmatic. Government, as a regulator, finds itself in a conundrum of having to please both sides, while ensuring that the wage policy it sets will attract investment and bring forth prosperity to the workers at the same time. The unveiling of t.....

UNRAVELING BUSINESS LICENSING COMPETITIVENESS IN INDONESIA: A COMPARATIVE CASE STUDY

In its 2015 Doing Business survey, the World Bank ranked Indonesia in the 114th place out of 189 countries in terms of ease of business, well below Southeast Asian neighbors such as Vietnam (ranked 78th) and Thailand (26th). Moreover, the survey also revealed that it was far more difficult to start a new business in Indonesia (ranked 155th out of 189 countries), compared to Vietnam (125th) and Thailand (75th). One of the most often-cited reasons for Indonesia’s lack of business competitive.....

Unravelling Business Licensing Competitiveness In Indonesia: A Comparative Case Study Indonesia vs Vietnam

In its 2015 Doing Business survey, the World Bank ranked Indonesia in the 114th place out of 189 countries in terms of ease of business, well below Southeast Asian neighbors such as Vietnam (ranked 78th) and Thailand (26th). Moreover, the survey also revealed that it was far more difficult to start a new business in Indonesia (ranked 155th out of 189 countries), compared to Vietnam (125th) and Thailand (75th). One of the most often-cited reasons for Indonesia’s lack of business competitive.....

Smart City: Smart Does Not Always Mean Expensive

Muhammad Syarifullah Public Relations Specialist Pusat Transformasi Kebijakan Publik (Transformasi) The term “smart city” continues its loud echo. Many cities in Indonesia are competing to be smart cities. One indication of a smart city is the use of information and communication technology to create efficiency and effectiveness in interacting with the community to create a more comfortable and sustainable life. To achieve this goal, many city governments are in competition to create.....

Smart City and Contradictions of Space

Smart City and Contradictions of Space The idea of smart city is increasingly becoming a trend in this country. In five star hotels, campuses, government buildings, as well as in the offices of non-governmental organizations, smart city has become a hot topic. A number of cities has even asserted their claims as The Smart One. Mainstream media are joining on the bandwagon to make special reports about this. Experts take turn in exposing their concept and opinion on smart city. It is as if.....

For Indonesian higher education, it's time to grow up

Globalization is prompting many Asian governments to rethink higher education policy. They are enacting reforms and forging links with Western educational institutions. Yet Indonesia, Southeast Asia's largest country, remains reluctant to open up to the rest of the world, maintaining a protectionist attitude that is holding back its universities and its economy. Indonesian job-seekers fill out applications at the Career & Higher Education Fair in Jakarta on April 10. © Reuters Foreign .....

Collaborative Capacity Building In The Indian Ocean

For a long time, Indonesia has been active in building and developing cooperative efforts, including capacity building, in and around the Indian Ocean. All of those efforts, we had found there are a lot of factors that could impact and upset the peace, stability, and development in the Indian Ocean that could require the collaborative capacity building to prevent them. Furthermore, the more advanced Indian Ocean countries should be able to take more active role in developing capacity buildin.....

Indonesian Universities: A Crisis Without End?

In this era of rapid economic, social and technological change, countries rely more heavily on their universities than ever before to give their economies a competitive edge. A quick glance at the most commonly cited metrics suggests that Indonesia’s higher education system is still failing to make the grade. Even acknowledging that global university rankings are inexact and often unfair, it is chastening that the fourth largest country in the world does not have a single institution in t.....

PROGRESS REPORT January 2015

Objectives measures of progress towards the goals of 10% growth and 4 million good jobs a year. Add a comment .....