A new institutional process to support the development of the services sectors, called the Indonesia Services Dialogue, is now being formed with support from the USAID SEADI program.
The dialogue brings stakeholders from business, government and research together on a regular basis in public forums and research-based workshops to consider option for reform to promote growth and greater efficiency in services.
The Indonesia Services Dialogue will be supported by a Secretariat located in APINDO – the Indonesian Employers Association – and will be coordinated by senior representatives from government, business and research.
The Dialogue will also act as a clearing house for policy related research on services and begin to link with other international and regional services organizations.
The Dialogue was first started on an ad hoc basis in 2010 with support from the World Bank. It has held two Public Forums.
Objectives of the Dialogue:
- Provide a more strategic and integrated approach to the development of the efficiency and growth in the services sectors in Indonesia and the important relationships services have to economic growth and development, the creation of high quality employment and international competitiveness;
- Provide a more inclusive forum for government, business and individual stakeholders involved in services so that there can be a more informed discussion about options for reform and improved regulation;
- Foster new evidence-based economic research on the services sectors and provide an outlet for discussions on any associated research on services by all stakeholders
- Strengthen the capacity and confidence of Indonesian government to establish trade and investment and regulatory policies relating to services and to negotiate more proactively in bilateral, regional and international trade agreements on the services sectors
- Establish an institution and network in Indonesia similar to the international and domestic Coalitions of Service Industries and Services Roundtables operating in many other countries so that Indonesia can be represented more systematically in the bilateral and international activities of these organizations.
- Strengthen the understanding of the role and importance of the services sector in the National Economic Master Plan and the successful development of economic corridors across Indonesia
Proposed Program of Activities
In the coming year, the Indonesia Services Dialogue is proposing to hold two Public Forums and two research-based Workshops.
The Dialogue will commission four research papers to support the discussions and work.
Research Papers & Publications
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