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Changing Demographics in the U.S. and Indonesia: Key Development Implications


Cordially invites you to an informative event on

Changing Demographics in the U.S. and Indonesia:
Key Development Implications


Prof. Dr. Fasli Jalal
National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN)
Republic of Indonesia


Prof. Terence Hull
Emeritus Professor of Demography
Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute
Australian National University

Monday, December 2, 2013

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel
Candi Pawon I and II
Jl. Jendral Sudirman, Kav. 86

As the world’s third and fourth most populous nations, the United States and Indonesia are both highly affected by the impact of population and demographic issues on their economic development possibilities.  By 2050, Indonesia’s population could rise from 247 million to over 289 million, and the U.S. population is on track to grow from 312 million to 397 million.  Increasing urbanization is a fact in both countries as well, especially in Indonesia, where, according to the World Bank, all future population growth will be urban.

Underlying the common issues of population size and urbanization, the two countries face very distinct demographic shifts:

• Indonesia is a fast-growing economy with a growing youth population.  It is presently experiencing a “demographic dividend” whereby the working age population, such as the elderly and the young.

• U.S. population is caused not only by births, but by decreased death rates and increased net immigration.  Within this growth, American policy makers must manage retirement and health care systems to serve an aging population with all the financial and organizational challenges that this entails.

Such demographic factors have major economic and political implications for policies requiring firm foundation of knowledge of demographic trends.  This forum will discuss how both government and non-governmental groups take demographics into account in shaping economic and political decision-making.

This forum will also discuss several key questions:  What is the general demographic outlook for the U.S. and Indonesia?  How might each country’s changing demographics affect public policy?  Likewise, how will future population changes affect each country’s potential for economic growth?  What are the challenges for Indonesia’s education sector to realize the potential economic gains from its high percentage of youth?  Conversely, what are the implications if this youth is productively employed?  What key opportunities does each country need to explore to reap more positive impact from their changing demography?


USINDO is delighted to present Prof. Dr. Fasli Jalal, Chairperson of National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) of the Republic of Indonesia and Prof. Terence Hull, Emeritus Professor, Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute, Australian National University to discuss U.S. and Indonesia’s demographic trends and their implications for each country’s development.  Please join us for this important event.


This event is open and free of charge. To register, please kindly RSVP HERE by December 2, 2013 at 10:00 am.