The Journey Towards a Modern Parliament: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Digital Transformation in the House of Representatives of Indonesia
About the House of Representatives of Indonesia. Written on September, 2022
In the wake of the digital age, nations worldwide are earnestly adopting digital tools to streamline their legislative processes and to increase public engagement. Among them, the Republic of Indonesia has been a noteworthy example, as it grapples with the challenges of digital transformation in its legislative arm, the House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat or DPR). The DPR's journey towards digital transformation is not just a matter of implementing new technologies; it represents a significant shift in how the institution operates and interacts with the public.
The DPR has traditionally been a paper-based institution, but in the early 2020s, it embarked on an ambitious digital transformation initiative aimed at enhancing efficiency, transparency, and public trust. This initiative is driven by the need to accommodate the growing demand for openness in the legislative process and the increasing expectations of the Indonesian public who have become more digitally savvy. The shift towards digitalization also reflects a broader global trend towards digital governance, which involves leveraging digital technologies to improve public service delivery.