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  • 13 Apr 2015
    Indonesia launches a platform for philanthropic partnerships to combat poverty and promote sustainable development

    Jakarta, Indonesia, 13 April 2015 – The top players of the philanthropic world in Indonesia gathered on Monday to discuss actions to combat poverty and promote sustainable development goals with the United Nations and the Government of Indonesia. Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Puan Maharani opened the “Post-2015 Partnership Platform for Philanthropy” gathering in Jakarta.

  • 12 Mar 2015
    Poverty reduction and forest protection in Indonesia are two sides of the same coin

    To prosper and to reduce poverty and inequality Indonesia must continue to curb deforestation and protect its threatened forests. Since President Joko Widodo came to power last October, he has adopted important policies designed to further bring down poverty and reduce inequality.

  • 12 Mar 2015
    Indonesia addresses deforestation challenges in its aim to double palm oil production by 2020

    Samantha Newport, Global Communications Advisor, Green Commodities Programme, UNDP; Tomi Soetjipto, UNDP Communication Specialist;; +62811888814

  • 04 Mar 2015
    Central Kalimantan Marks a Milestone Towards a Green Economy Transformation

    On Tuesday, Central Kalimantan became the first province in Indonesia to have officially initiated the application of a Green Economy Model - a key tool that can support the country’s ambitious reduction target on green house gas (GHG) emissions.

  • 24 Feb 2015
    Indonesia kicks off scheme for palm oil farmers to meet new sustainability standards

    Jakarta – Indonesia, the world’s top palm oil producer, has kicked off a UNDP-supported nationwide certification process to help palm oil smallholder farmers – who produce about 40% of the country’s palm oil - increase their productivity in a sustainable, environmentally responsible and legal manner.

  • 10 Feb 2015
    UNDP Chief wraps up two day visit to Indonesia

    10 February, Jakarta -- UNDP Administrator Helen Clark has wrapped up a two-day visit to Indonesia, where she met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, ministers, and Parliament Speaker Setya Novanto and senior Members of Parliament. She also launched a disaster recovery toolkit in co-operation with the Tsunami Global Lessons Learned Project Steering Committee (TGLLP-SC) and the UN Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID)

  • 05 Feb 2015
    Fishing for More than Just the Catch of the Day

    MANOKWARI, West Papua, Indonesia – Dorsila Wanma is a West Papuan fisherwoman in her 60s. Her whitish, frizzy hair crowns a face free of lines. Like those belonging to a strong swimmer, her muscled arms and legs tell of a discipline which she admits to having followed every single day of her adult life. Dorsila is awake by 4am every day. She gets out and pushes her thin, rickety boat across a white sand beach in the village of Menyumfoka, and into the seawaters, before getting into it.

  • 03 Feb 2015
    [Video] Sustainable Development Financing (SDF) project

    Poverty-Environment Initiative in Indonesia, which is implemented under Sustainable Development Financing (SDF) project with the Ministry of Finance as implementing partner.

  • 21 Dec 2014
    Jambi launches first ever provincial-level forestry governance index in Indonesia

    JAKARTA (22 December, 2014) – Jambi, one of Indonesia’s most forested provinces, on Monday launched the country’s first-ever district level forest governance index. The Report analyses the Province’s current state of forest governance and the implications for the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).

  • 21 Dec 2014
    Tsunami-Hit Farmers Enter a New Chapter in Indonesia’s Aceh

    Peukan Bada, Indonesia – Squatted before a sea of maroon-colored shallots, Indonesian tsunami survivor, Faisal Amin chuckled as he showed a handful of the best picks to a photographer.

  • 15 Dec 2014
    Tsunami 10 years on – Aceh builds back better

    Ten years after the devastating earthquakes and a tsunami, a sense of normalcy has returned to the Indonesia’s province of Aceh.

  • 08 Dec 2014
    UNDP report highlights potential pitfalls of anti-corruption strategies

    Many countries in Asia-Pacific have undertaken the challenging task of developing an anti-corruption strategies. This is laudable effort, which shows that corruption is not seen as a taboo anymore. More importantly, it is a signal that governments are reaching out to different sectors of society to join forces against the evil of corruption.

  • 24 Nov 2014
    4,200 Households Stand to Benefit From A New Partnership With Bank of NTT

    JAKARTA (November 24, 2014) – Around 4,200 households in Indonesia’s province of Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) are expected to benefit from a new agreement between UNDP with state-owned Bank NTT, to strengthen livelihoods of communities prone to climate change effects.

  • 03 Nov 2014
    World-First REDD+ Academy Launched in Indonesia

    Yogyakarta, Indonesia 31 October 2014 | The world's first REDD+ Academy designed to energise efforts to combat deforestation by creating financial value for carbon stored in forests, was launched in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, bringing together 83 representatives from Asia-Pacific governments, Indonesian parliamentarians and members of the media.

  • 30 Oct 2014
    Indonesia eyes nationwide application of Disaster Recovery Index in 2015

    Jakarta, October 30 – Indonesia, one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries, aims to have a standardized national tool that can measure recovery progress in communities affected by natural disasters, by next year. The Disaster Recovery Index was piloted in communities affected by the 2010 Mount Merapi eruption and the lahar floods in 2011.

  • 21 Oct 2014
    BLOG | Providing Real-Time Data on Disaster Aftermath in Indonesia

    We are talking about over 230 million people across three time zones and out of those users; around 61 million are connected to the Internet via their phones. This impressively high number presents an opportunity to enhance disaster risk management in Indonesia, already a world leader in producing evidence based information systems, planning and monitoring tools.

  • 16 Oct 2014
    Indonesia Now Has MDGs Data Collection for All of It's 497 Districts

    The Government of Indonesia, with support from the United Development Programme (UNDP), on Thursday launched the first ever Millennium Development Goal (MDGs) data collection for all of the country’s 497 districts. The data set was launched simultaneously with the release of the 2013 national MDG report.

  • 15 Oct 2014
    Reducing Inequalities Should be a Priority for Indonesia to Sustain Human Progress

    Reducing income inequalities across Indonesia should be placed as a top priority for the country to sustain human development progress, UNDP Indonesia Country Director, Beate Trankmann said during a recent seminar on human development.

  • 03 Oct 2014
    Indonesia Launches Nation-Wide Program to Turn Palm Oil into ‘Green’ Commodity

    Indonesia, the world’s largest producer of palm oil, on Friday launched a nation-wide program to improve the livelihoods of smallholder producers while improving the environment related to palm oil expansion.

  • 10 Sep 2014
    Asian Civil Society Stands Up For Itself

    Representatives of 78 civil society organizations (CSOs) from 21 countries across Asia concluded a three day summit in Jakarta today by releasing a statement to President Obama and the leaders of the United Nations. The Jakarta Civil Society Statement calls on Mr. Obama to further empower civil society and enable CSOs to fulfill their vital role in sustaining democratic and peaceful societies, protection of rights, and provision of services.