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  • 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.

  • 03 Sep 2014
    Indonesia launches innovative tools to support Green Economy transition

    The United Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Indonesia this week launched key tools developed under the Low Emission Capacity Programme (LECB) to support the country’s reduction target on green house gas (GHG) emissions.

  • 27 Aug 2014
    Indonesia praised for transparency of its election results

    Indonesia, the world’s third-largest democracy, has become more transparent in reporting of election results, analysts said during a UNDP-sponsored public discussion. Organized by UNDP Elections Multi Donor Programme (EMDP), the discussion featured noted speakers such as Nur Hidayat Sardini from the Election Organizers Ethics Council (DKPP), and Ramlan Subakti, political lecturer from Airlangga University.

  • 18 Aug 2014
    Opinion: Crucial times for Indonesia as it stands at development crossroad

    When the new Indonesian President moves into office in October, he will inherit a burgeoning middle-income country that stands at a critical development crossroad. Indeed, the next five years under his term will be crucial times for Indonesia, a country that has made encouraging progress in reducing poverty but which faces persistent equity challenges.

  • 24 Jul 2014
    Indonesia Launches New Budget-Tracking System to Better Target Climate Finance

    Jakarta, 24 July 2014 – Indonesia has taken further action to better target climate finance in supporting the country’s reduction goals in green house gas emissions. Indonesia has previously set a target to cut its emission by 26 % on ‘business as usual’ projections by 2020.

  • 16 Jul 2014
    GOI and UNDP Discussed Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil Project

    MINISTRY of National Development Planning / Bappenas facilitated a meeting between Ministry of Agriculture and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday (10/07) at SG 4 room, Bappenas. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) project.

  • 09 Jul 2014
    World’s third biggest democracy goes to polls to elect new leader

  • 27 Jun 2014
    A Sole Woman at the Negotiating Table for Peace

    Dialogue, mediation and negotiation are elegant words to describe ways to resolve conflicts. I was part of such a peace process that produced an agreement to end a 30 year bloody conflict between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM). That was almost ten years ago.

  • 17 Jun 2014
    UNDP, USAID launch first comprehensive report on the state of LGBT rights in Indonesia

    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Tuesday launched the first ever-comprehensive report on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Indonesia.

  • 10 Jun 2014
    ASEAN Forum Meeting on South-South Cooperation

    It is my great pleasure to welcome you on behalf of UNDP Indonesia to the ASEAN Forum Meeting on South-South Cooperation. I want to welcome in particular, the participants who have come from other parts of Indonesia, as well from the other countries in the region. A special welcome to our colleagues from Thailand, we are very happy that you could make it in spite of the challenging situation in your home country.

  • 16 May 2014
    Indonesia, Timor-Leste and Australia commit to protect and manage a globally significant ocean region

    15 May, Manado, Indonesia – An important tropical region that plays a vital role in the circulation of the world’s oceans stands to benefit from a Ministerial Declaration that was signed here today. Ministers from Timor-Leste, Indonesia and the Australian Ambassador to Indonesia endorsed a regional Strategic Action Programme that will promote the restoration, conservation and management of marine and coastal ecosystems for the Arafura and Timor Seas – known as the ATS region.