The Demographic Institute of the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia (LD FEB UI) was established on August 1, 1964, to answer the influence of the number, composition, and population growth on national development in Indonesia. The founders of LD FEB UI (Widjojo Nitisastro, N. Iskandar, Kartomo Wirosoehardjo, and Kartono Gunawan) have a vision for the future that the demographic or population aspect is one of the most important factors that must be included in the development model, especially in developing countries. Thoughts in the field of demography are integrated into the economic development policies that are being carried out by the government to make long-term development plans.
Through this long experience, LD FEB UI has proven to be able to contribute real ideas in the field of population, especially in the form of scientific thinking and research, to accelerate development in Indonesia. Since the start of Repelita I (1969-1974), LD FEB UI has assisted the government in making the Long-Term Development Plan and GBHN. The areas under study at that time included Fertility and Mortality, population control through the Keluarga Berencana program by the Government (BKKBN), Migration and Transmigration, Employment Planning, Health, Education, and Population Policy.
From the start, Prof. Widjojo Nitisastro–one of the founders of the Demographic Institute, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia (LD FEB UI)–realized the importance of the population in Indonesia’s development. He realized that development would only succeed if government administrators paid attention to the number and quality of the population. When he was entrusted to become a state official, this view was seen, among others, in the Keluarga Berencana, transmigration, and other programs aimed at controlling the population; while improving the quality of the population are carried out through programs to improve education, health, and so on.
Following the views of Prof. Widjojo, his successors at LD FEB UI developed training and research related to the population in Indonesia and informed the importance of the role of the population in all aspects of development.
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