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Annual International Forum on Economic Development and Public Policy (AIFED) is an annual Ministry of Finance's forum which brings together policy makers, academics, economists, and the private sectors to engage in high level discussion on key economic development issues. The main objective of the forum is to gain insight that will help the government of Indonesia formulates policies to support sustainable development.

In December 2019, for the 9th time Fiscal Policy Agency will be hosting AIFED that will explore issues related to new strategies to enhance Indonesia’s productivity and competitiveness to support higher economic growth. This is important as Indonesia is in the middle of its development phase to escape middle-income trap and to improve the welfare of its people.

The topic of the 9th AIFED is “Thriving Indonesia: Reinforcing Strategies to Boost Productivity and Increase Competitiveness”. Indonesia needs to boost productivity, particularly labour productivity, in order to drive the country’s structural transformation and enhance competitiveness in the global market. Through this forum, we would like to elaborate these issues via exchanging views and ideas with various parties in identifying challenges, and preparing fiscal policy strategies to boost the productivity and competitiveness of the Indonesia’s economy. This seminar is expected to produce useful inputs for policy maker to anticipate the changes in the global economic environment, especially in the context of productivity and competitiveness, as one of the government’s key development priorities in the RPJMN 2020-2024.

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Speakers

Suahasil Nazara

Vice Minister Ministry of Finance Indonesia

Ramesh Subramaniam

Director General at Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Naoyuki Yoshino

the Dean of Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) & Chair of Think20 (T20) Japan

Arif Baharudin

Acting Chairman of Fiscal Policy Agency

William F Maloney

Chief Economist for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institution in the World Bank Group

Andrew Mold

Acting Director – Sub-regional Office for Eastern Africa, UNECA

Hidayat Amir

Director for Center for Macroeconomic Policy, MoF Indonesia

Yurendra Basnett

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Toby Brennan

Managing Director, Alpha Beta Advisers

Hugo Beteta

The former Minister of Public Finance of Guatemala, Director of Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean-Mexico

Sameer Khatiwada

Technology and Innovation Specialist (Social Sectors), Asian Development Bank

Udi Hartoko

Chief of Pujon Kidul Village - Malang District

Imron Zuhri

Co-Founder and CEO Hara

Tety Nurhayati Sianipar

Co-Founder and CTO Kerjabilitas.com

Bob Azam

Director of Administration and Corporate External Affairs at PT Toyota Motor/Chairman of Employment Committee at Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Dan Andrews

Co-chair of the Global Forum on Productivity and Chief Adviser

Moderators

Rionald Silaban

Chairman of Financial Education and Training Agency, MoF Indonesia

Fernando Carrera

Chief Social Policy, UNICEF

Andini Effendi

Metro TV

Said Zaidansyah

Deputy Country Director of ADB Indonesia

Melissa Wells

Deputy Facility Director, Prospera

Discussants

Agustinus Prasetyantoko

Rector of Unika Atma Jaya

Hendro Wijayanto

President Director, CV Karya Hidup Sentosa

Samuel Nursamsu

Research Associate, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

Dayu Dara Permata

Senior Vice President of Gojek

Haryo Aswicahyono

Senior Researcher, Center of Strategic and International Studies

Carlos Enrique Lopez Gomez

Head of Policy Links, IfM Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS), Cambridge University

Agenda

08:3009:00

Registration

09:0009:10

Welcoming Speech

Arif Baharudin, Acting Chairman of Fiscal Policy Agency, Ministry of Finance Indonesia

 

09:1009:20

Opening Speech by Ramesh Subramaniam, Director General at Asian Development Bank (ADB)

09:2009:40

Keynote Speech by Suahasil Nazara, Vice Minister Ministry of Finance Indonesia 

Launching MoF and ADB report: “Innovate Indonesia: Unlocking Growth Through Technological Transformation”

09:4010:00

Coffee break and press conference

10:0011:00

Keynote Lectures Session: Productivity Growth, Institutions, and Fiscal Policy 

Speaker: Professor Naoyuki Yoshino, the Dean of Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) & Chair of Think20 (T20) Japan 

Moderator: Rionald Silaban, Chairman of Financial Education and Training Agency, MoF Indonesia (Q & A 20 minutes)

11:0012:30

Session 1: The Future Era of Productivity in the Medium to the Long Term, Opportunity and Challenges.

Speakers: 

  1. William Maloney, Chief Economist for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institution in the World Bank Group; Why do firms in developing countries have low productivity? 
  2. Andrew Mold, Acting Director – Sub-regional Office for Eastern Africa, UNECA; The global trend of productivity and
    its opportunity and challenges. The key lessons learned from the country on how to transform from low to high productivity. 

Moderator: Said Zaidansyah, Deputy Country Director of ADB Indonesia 

Discussant: 

  1. Carlos Enrique Lopez Gomez, Head of Policy Links, IfM Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS), Cambridge University
  2. Agustinus Prasetyantoko, Rector of Unika Atma Jaya 
12:3013:30

Lunch and prayer break

13:3014:10

Special Session: Focus on Productivity and Technological Transformation 

  1. Hidayat Amir, Director for Center for Macroeconomic Policy, MoF Indonesia: “Productivity Challenge in Indonesia” 
  2. Yurendra Basnett, Country Economist at Asian Development Bank (ADB): “Innovate Indonesia: Supporting Technological Transformation in The Digital Age”.
14:1015:40

Session 2: Accelerating Productivity Growth in Indonesia to Boost Export and Investment. 

Speakers: 

  1. Toby Brennan, Managing Director, Alpha Beta Advisers; Policies to Support All Indonesian Firms Accelerate Productivity and
    Capture the Benefits of Automation and Digitization 
  2. Hugo Beteta, The former Minister of Public Finance of Guatemala, Director of Economic Commission for Latin America and
    the Caribbean-Mexico; Value chain, Inequality and Rural Industrial Policies 

Moderator: Melissa Wells, Deputy Facility Director, Prospera 

Discussants: 

  1. Hendro Wijayanto, President Director, CV Karya Hidup Sentosa
  2. Samuel Nursamsu, Research Associate, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
15:4016:00

Coffee and prayer break

16:0017:30

Session 3: Increasing Labor Productivity – Better Human Resources for an Advanced Indonesia. 

Speakers: 

  1. Dan Andrews, Co-chair of the Global Forum on Productivity and Chief Adviser, Macroeconomic Group Australian Treasury.
    Labor market mismatch and labor productivity 
  2. Sameer Khatiwada, Technology and Innovation Specialist (Social Sectors), Asian Development Bank. Indonesia’s Labor Market in the Age of 4IR: Policy Implications

Moderator: Fernando Carrera, UNICEF 

Discussants: 

  1. Haryo Aswicahyono, Senior Researcher, Center of Strategic and International Studies
  2. Dayu Dara Permata, Senior Vice President of Gojek 
08:3009:00

Registration

09:0010:30

Productivity in Action Session 

In this session three persons will share their real experiences in driving productivity through various innovative ways 

Speakers: 

  1. Udi Hartoko, Chief of Pujon Kidul Village - Malang District – Success Story of Village Fund, Kick Andy Awards Nominee. 
  2. Imron Zuhri, Co-Founder and CEO Hara, Blockchain Technology for Agriculture 
  3. Tety Nurhayati Sianipar, Co-Founder and CTO Kerjabilitas.com, Jobs for Persons with Disabilities 

Moderator: Andini Effendi, Metro TV 

10:3010:45

Coffee Break

10:4511:45

Wrap up session: How to Boost the Productivity and Increase Competitiveness Towards Thriving Indonesia 

Speakers: 

  1. Arif Baharudin Chairman of Fiscal Policy Agency, Ministry of Finance Indonesia 
  2. Bob Azam, Director of Administration and Corporate External Affairs at PT Toyota Motor/Chairman of Permanent Committee at Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry 
  3. Dan Andrews, Co-chair of the Global Forum on Productivity and Chief Adviser, Macroeconomic Group Australian Treasury 

Moderator: Andini Effendi, Metro TV 

11:4512:00

Closing Speech by Arif Baharudin, Acting Chairman of Fiscal Policy Agency

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