Why Indonesia?

Indonesia is (becoming) a keyplayer!

Live and study in Indonesia and improve language skills and cultural understanding; develop business and people-to-people networks; and contribute to the Dutch international engagement. Developing strong Indonesian language skills and a greater understanding of Indonesian culture will greatly assist you and Dutch organisations in developing strong networks and long term relationships with partners, colleagues and friends in Indonesia.

Today, Indonesia is registered amongst the 20 biggest economies in the world and with an average growth of 6% a year, it is still increasing. Politically seen, Indonesia has made huge progress in the last ten years by creating stability and peace within its own boarders. This economic and political progression is seen internationally since Indonesia has become an important member of the G20, ASEAN and the UN, which enables them to actively contribute to global governance.

  • Indonesia is currently the 16th largest economy in the world, and is expected to maintain its strong economic growth into the future. The McKinsey Global Institute predicts Indonesia will be the 7th largest economy in the world by 2030.
  • Future economic growth will have a profound effect on Indonesia, with a greater percentage of the population living in urban areas and working in more highly skilled jobs.
  • Indonesia is heavily integrated into the greater South East Asia region. Indonesia is a founding member of ASEAN and the ASEAN Secretariat is housed in Jakarta.
  • Strong informal networks and relationships fostered through migration and educational ties over many years have strengthened the Dutch relationship with Indonesia.
  • Indonesia is a large and diverse nation with a population of over 240 million, spanning across 17,000 islands. With the largest Muslim population in the world and strong cultural influences from Hinduism and Buddhism and ancient traditions, Indonesia is very culturally rich.