Equitable Development as a Form of Economic Equality in Indonesia


  • Wiji CIpto Mulyo UIN KH Abdurrahman Wahid Pekalongan
  • Hendri Hermawan UIN K.H. Abdurrahman Wahid Pekalongan
  • Ria Anisatus Solekha UIN K.H. Abdurrahman Wahid Pekalongan
  • Zohaib Hasan Sain Superior University, Lahore Pakistan




Economic disparity in Indonesia is a complex problem, influenced by geographical factors, history, and uneven development policies. As an archipelago, Indonesia has diverse economic potential in each region, but inequality remains a major challenge. Economic development in Indonesia often focuses on economic growth alone, without paying attention to equitable development which should be a priority. This study highlights that sustainable economic development shoul d include equitable distribution of the benefits of economic growth. Various theories, such as economic growth theory, sustainable development, and regional economics, provide the necessary insights in understanding the complexity of this issue. This research uses a descriptive and exploratory qualitative approach, by collecting data from primary and secondary sources. By looking at relevant theories, this study highlights the importance of sustainable economic development, not just economic growth. The results and discussion of this study show that the government needs to make concrete efforts to address economic disparities, especially by strengthening access to equitable development. This includes improving infrastructure in remote areas, increasing access to health and education services, and policies that support economic equity. As such, this study makes an important contribution to understanding and addressing economic disparities in Indonesia, and provides concrete recommendations for the government in designing more inclusive and sustainable development policies.




How to Cite

Wiji CIpto Mulyo, Hermawan, H., Solekha, R. A., & Hasan Sain, Z. (2024). Equitable Development as a Form of Economic Equality in Indonesia. International Conference on Islamic Economics (ICIE), 1(1), 15–22. Retrieved from https://proceeding.uingusdur.ac.id/index.php/icie/article/view/1639