Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo delivers his state-of-the-nation address last August. He set the 75 per cent target for financial inclusion in 2016. Photo: AFP Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo delivers his state-of-the-nation address last August. He set the 75 per cent target for financial inclusion in 2016. Photo: AFP
Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo delivers his state-of-the-nation address last August. He set the 75 per cent target for financial inclusion in 2016. Photo: AFP
William GozalI
Opinion

Opinion

Eye on Asia by William GozalI

Beyond financial inclusion: Indonesia must next take on the challenge of economic inclusion

  • Now Indonesia has reached its target for financial inclusion, it can focus on economic inclusion: distributing more opportunities, more equally, to more people
  • This requires banks, fintech players and the government to work more closely than ever before

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo delivers his state-of-the-nation address last August. He set the 75 per cent target for financial inclusion in 2016. Photo: AFP Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo delivers his state-of-the-nation address last August. He set the 75 per cent target for financial inclusion in 2016. Photo: AFP
Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo delivers his state-of-the-nation address last August. He set the 75 per cent target for financial inclusion in 2016. Photo: AFP
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William GozalI

William GozalI

William Gozali is the vice-president of investments at BRI Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Bank BRI, the largest microfinance institution in the world and Indonesia’s first digital bank.