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According to Dedi Permadi, Special Staff of the Minister of Communication and Information for Digital and Human Resources (HR), Indonesia’s G20 chairmanship series is an important way to stimulate the growth of the country’s digital economy, and the Ministry of Communications and Informatics hopes, that the holding of the G20 Summit (KTT) in 2022 will affect the community, especially in micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

“The G20 chairmanship has become an important impetus in various fields, and its implementation in Indonesia is expected to stimulate a spillover effect that can be felt by the nation,” he said.

MSMEs are among those affected by the pandemic. This is because they are an important part of Indonesia’s digital transformation. Dedi believes that digitization can help MSMEs continue to grow and deal with the effects of the pandemic that has occurred in the past two years.

Despite being the main part of the economy, MSMEs in Indonesia still have to deal with problems such as high operating costs, increasing sales and a competitive market. The MSME Digital Technology 4.0 adoption initiative, which was also introduced by the Ministry of Communications and Informatics, aims to reach 70,000 MSMEs in Indonesia by 2024. The use of 4.0 technology, such as big data, quick response code payment ( QR) , and augmented or virtual reality, is encouraged by this program.

Through MSME Go Digital, the Ministry of Communication and Informatics actively encourages MSMEs to use digital platforms. This project is also supported by the Proudly Made in Indonesia National Movement. Since the start of the program in May 2020, about 9.2 million more MSME units have added digital capabilities.

On the other hand, assistance to MSMEs is also done regularly through the MSME Active Sales Program. This program promotes the expansion or scaling of technology adoption in MSME business deployment so that market access can be increased. This program has reached 26,000 MSMEs by 2021 and its 2022 target is to reach 30,000 MSMEs.

The Ministry of Communication and Information also wants to help MSMEs become better at digital entrepreneurship. One way to do this is through the Digital Talent Scholarship (DTS) program and the Digital Entrepreneurship Academy (DEA).

More than 63,000 entrepreneurs have been trained by DEA by the end of 2021. In 2022, DEA hopes to train 40,000 entrepreneurs in various areas such as online business strategy classes and cyber security for MSMEs.

MSMEs can gain several benefits by joining the digital ecosystem. MSMEs can optimize transaction procedures, save operational costs and expand their business in international markets.

Also, compared to MSMEs that have not used digital platforms, digital MSMEs can realize an income that is 1.1 times higher. However, only 26.58 percent of Indonesian MSMEs already have accounts on the marketplace.

Dedi believes that the community development activities of the online platform are very important and believes that the partnerships encourage entrepreneurs to join the digital ecosystem and provide the MSME industry with intensive and useful digital assistance.

In addition, the Ministry of Communication and Information requested that all Electronic System Operators (PSEs) in Indonesia, both domestic and international, immediately re-register. The government is trying to preserve the digital environment of Indonesia and the public who are users and users of PSE Private Scope. Registration with the PSE is required by law and regulation. If PSE does not register by July 20, 2022, it has become illegal in Indonesia and may be blocked. There are currently 4,634 PSEs registered, which includes 4,559 local PSEs and 75 global PSEs, according to Samuel Abrijani Pangerapan, Director General of Informatics Applications.

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