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Social Innovation in Southeast Asia

Throughout our history, social innovations have played a central role in our technological transformation. This change is especially evident in the 4th most populous nation in the world, Indonesia.

With a population of 250 million, Indonesia is rated as an emerging middle-income country. The Indonesian economy is the 10th largest in the world and the poverty rate has been slashed by more than half to 10.9% in 2016. Despite its achievements, Indonesia still faces a barrage of social challenges. One of it lies in its cities, where urban population growth is threatening to derail its progress.

Putting the smart in Indonesia’s cities


With urban growth averaging 4.4% annually, 68% of Indonesia’s population will live in cities over the coming ten years.

Indonesia taps on solar energy to meet its needs


High rates of urbanisation growth also place a heavy toll on Indonesia’s energy demands.

Reaching out to the underbanked population


Outside of the major cities in Indonesia lies a large population of Indonesians who are excluded from the financial services system.

Technology plays an essential role as Indonesia deals with its social challenges
For a country as big and diverse as Indonesia, it can be very challenging for the policymakers to implement society-wide solutions to its problems. To help them, technological solutions play a more significant role than before. Hitachi aims to work hand-in-hand with policymakers and help to co-create a better future for Indonesia in the years to come.

At Hitachi, our expertise in IT and Operational Technology helps to advance social innovation and raise the quality of life in the communities we serve.

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