Education in Indonesia

Rising to the Challenge

Having made impressive progress in widening access to basic education, Indonesia must now consolidate these gains and develop an education system that will support better the needs of a rapidly emerging economy in its transition towards high-income status. This report provides guidance on how Indonesia can rise to this challenge. It highlights three main policy directions which, pursued together, would help Indonesia advance on the path towards stronger growth and more inclusive and sustainable development. The first priority is to raise the quality of education and ensure that all learners acquire the skills they need to succeed in life and work. The second goal is to widen participation, requiring a concerted effort to improve access for disadvantaged groups and expand provision beyond the basic level. The final challenge is to increase efficiency, with a more data-driven approach to resource allocation, better tailoring of provision to local needs, and stronger performance management.

Published on March 25, 2015

In series:Reviews of National Policies for Educationview more titles


Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
The Indonesian education system in context
Education sub-sector opportunities and challenges5 chapters available
Early childhood education in Indonesia
Basic education in Indonesia
Senior secondary education in Indonesia
Initial vocational education and training in Indonesia
Tertiary education in Indonesia
Cross-cutting opportunities and challenges3 chapters available
Education for life, work and further learning in Indonesia
Teaching and educational leadership in Indonesia
Appropriate educational assessment in Indonesia
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