Demographic-based Development

DEMOGRAPHIC-BASED DEVELOPMENT

Development based on population

Since the beginning of LD FEB UI, Prof. Widjojo Nitisastro -one of the founders- had acknowledged the significant role of population in the development of Indonesia. He suggested that succeed development would be achieved if the government put attention to the quantity and quality of the population. His commitment was expressed into important programs i.e family planning, transmigration, and other programs to control population growth. Meanwhile, programs to improve the quality were done through the development in other aspects such as in education and health.

Prof. Widjojo’s vision was then further developed by LD’s next generation through training, research in population and demography, and information dissemination. LD FEB UI adopted the idea of “Demographic-based Development” that put emphasis on the importance of people in the development.