Roundtable on Youth and Demographic Development (RYDD)

Education trends

The MInistry of Research & Higher Education show only 30% of high school graduates continue to higher education. Only 11% of the working age group have undergraduate degrees / diploma certificates. The Central Bureau of Statistics show 6.31% of university graduates are unemployed in 2018, a 1.13% rise from 2017. Diploma certificate unemployment rate have also risen in 2018 from 6.88% to 7.92%.

Implications: According to the IMF, Indonesia must address youth development and unemployment in policy making. The bonus demographic opportunity will require implementing reforms across sectors, especially in education and capacity building. Indonesia must accelerate growth by shifting from primary economic activities towards an economy with diverse industries and services offering higher employment elasticity

Employment trends

A study from Oxford University shows that 47% of jobs will disappear in the next 25 years. This will mostly include primary sector jobs, especially in manufacturing. The world must prepare safeguards against the trend of structural unemployment. Not only is the entire concept of employment about to change dramatically, this future trend is irreversible.

Implications: To compete, Indonesia must prepare a new strategy for higher education, capacity building, and job development. In the context of future opportunities, the Indonesian people must continue to be aware and anticipate Indonesia’s will position in a world where international competition, growth, and inequality will continue to be persistent trends .

Current policies

- Perpres 66/2017: Koordinasi Strategis Lintas Sektor Penyelenggaraan Pelayanan Kepemudaan

- Bappenas: Visi Indonesia 2045

- Bappenas: Indonesian Youth Development Index 2017 (published 2018)

- Kemenpora: Indonesian Youth 2030

- Kemenpora: Communication with youth organisations

- Kemenko PMK: Developing policies to empower youth organisations

- APBN 2019: Mendorong Investasi & Daya Saing Melalui Pembangunan Sumber Daya Manusia


- Lack of coordination for national implementation

- Different objectives and focus

- Different timelines and deadlines

- Limited funding

Project objective

Our February forum will bring together various civil society organisations to convene and determine priority policies/solutions in the scope of education and employment with respect to Indonesia’s projected opportunity for a bonus demographic in 2036.


The delegations will be gathered into working groups to discuss priority policies/solutions and propose them to the forumfor a vote. The results of the vote would effectively be the groundwork of a roadmap to be launched in 2020 after the June and October forums with Government and Private Sector partners. Our goal is to form a roadmap as a guidelinefor tri-sector partnerships.

Target audience

Due to the coming shift of government administration in 2019, the first forum in february will be focused on civil society organisations and individual experts and figures of influence.

01 | Civil Society Organisations (NGOs, NPOs, Research Organisations)

02 | Experts and Academia

03 | Private Sector Innovators

04 | Government Partners

05 | Figures of Influence

06 | Socially Engaged Youth

Date and Venue:

Monday, Feb 18th, 2019

Jakarta City Hall (Balai Kota Jakarta), Gedung G Lantai 22

At 11 am - 7 pm

Contact: 087785195905 (Andrew) or 08118022188 (Otto)