• Vol 7, No 5 (2016)
  • Editorial

Forecasting the Future: Accelerating Countries’ Development and the World’s Sustainable Development

Mohammed Ali Berawi


Publish at : 29 Jul 2016 - 00:00
IJtech : IJtech Vol 7, No 5 (2016)
DOI : https://doi.org/10.14716/ijtech.v7i5.5007

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Berawi, M.A.. 2016. Forecasting the Future: Accelerating Countries’ Development and the World’s Sustainable Development. International Journal of Technology. Volume 7(5), pp.729-731
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Mohammed Ali Berawi Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus UI Depok, Depok 16424, Indonesia
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Abstract

The process of making predictions of the future based on previous data and trends plays a significant role in improving performance and sustaining competitiveness. Understanding why a certain result occurred enables us to create a future outlook that serves as the foundation for building current plans. In this regard, many institutions are now actively pursuing innovativeness, effectiveness, and efficiency to develop value-added products and service outcomes.

Performance improvement is an indicator of the progress of established plans. For example, a country’s progress is measured by the Human Development Index (HDI) and Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) indicators. Three-dimensional HDI covers health, education, and economy, whereas GCI describes the progress of a country in its efforts to achieve prosperity, which includes the fulfillment of basic needs and achieving efficiency and business innovation. A country is expected to mobilize the potential of its existing resources to achieve a high HDI and GCI.