The Indonesian government will be implementing an “integrated and centralized e-government system” in 2017, it was announced this week.

Currently, Indonesia’s ministries, institutions and local governments run separate e-government systems. The “lack of integration” of e-government systems in Indonesia has resulted in “wasteful expenditure” for the government, Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Asman Abnur was quoted as saying by Antara News.

The integrated and centralised e-government system will help to “improve budget efficiency, bureaucracy performance and public services”. It could also improve on data security.

“Some 65 percent of the programs could be shared, thus we could reduce spending,” Abnur remarked.

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