“In the Foster SMEs program, our Indonesian SMEs are provided training, guidance, and all necessary materials to establish an online presence and compete. We initiated this program together with other e-commerce companies,” said Teten Masduki.
Around 789,000 Indonesian SMEs have joined the digital platform through the government’s Proud Indonesian Products program.
The program was the Indonesian government’s effort to support Indonesian SMEs that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Teten said that since May 14, 2020, the program has seen the participation of 789,000 Indonesian SMEs.
The government aims to include two million Indonesian SMEs in the program by year-end 2020.
Although the current figure is relatively small, the Minister is confident that the 2020 target can be achieved.
To do so, Indonesia’s Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs has set two strategies to get Indonesian SMEs to go digital.