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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 09 May 2014
    'UNDP a relevant and trustworthy development partner’ – Indonesian Development Minister

    Indonesia’s National Development Planning Minister, ArmidaAlisjahbana, has commended UNDP for its work in the country and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to strengthening its strategic partnership with the UN body to achieve sustainable growth and equity.

  • 24 Feb 2014
    UNDP's Year in Review 2013

    From crisis response in the Philippines to successful elections in Madagascar and Pakistan, from South-South Cooperation to Citizen Security, UNDP had a tremendous year in 2013.

  • 30 Jan 2014
    EQUATOR PRIZE 2014 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

    The Equator Initiative is pleased to announce its call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2014, which will recognize twenty-five (25) local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.

  • 27 Nov 2013
    National Launching of Household Recovery Survey and Disaster Recovery Index

    It is an honor and a pleasure for me to join you this morning and deliver these opening remarks at the launching of the national household recovery survey and the world’s first Disaster Recovery Index.

  • 27 Nov 2013
    LAUNCHING OF THE WORLD’S FIRST DISASTER RECOVERY INDEX

    Jakarta, 27 November 2013–The Government of Indonesia on Wednesday launched the world’s first Disaster Recovery Index (DRI), which measures the progressof recovery in communities affected by the Mount Merapi eruption in 2010 and lahar floodsin 2011.

  • 02 Jul 2013
    Bureaucracy reform road map launched in Aceh province

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Indonesia on Tuesday launched a road map of bureaucracy reform (2013-2017) for the province of Aceh. The province of Aceh became the third in the country, after Gorontalo and Bangka Belitung, to formulate such road map.

  • 25 Mar 2013
    Ministry of Environment and East Nusa Tenggara Province Join Forces to Fight Climate Change

    Kupang, 25 March 2013 – The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Indonesia and the Governor of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province have joined forces to fight the adverse impact of climate change in East Nusa Tenggara province The cooperation is marked by the establishment of a memorandum of cooperation between The Ministry of Environment and the Government of East Nusa Tenggara province together with the three district of Manggarai, East Sumba and Sabu Raijua.

  • 18 Mar 2013
    Asia-Pacific to comprise two-thirds of global middle class by 2030, Report says

    Jakarta, 18 March 2013— The rapid human development progress of Indonesia, China, Thailand and many other nations of East Asia and the Pacific is helping drive a historic shift in global dynamics, with hundreds of millions of people lifted from poverty and billions more poised to join the South’s fast-growing middle class, according to the 2013 Human Development Report, which is being launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) here today.

  • 14 Mar 2013
    UNDP chief launches 2013 Human Development Report

    UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark today launched UNDP’s 2013 Human Development Report, which charts the unprecedented rise of developing countries to create a new “global middle class.”

  • 14 Mar 2013
    Human Development Index in 2013 Report shows major gains since 2000 in most countries of South

    Norway, Australia and the United States lead the rankings of 187 countries and territories in the latest Human Development Index (HDI), while conflict-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo and drought-stricken Niger have the lowest scores in the HDI’s measurement of national achievement in health, education and income, published today in the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) 2013 Human Development Report.

  • 19 Feb 2013
    Disaster management on Global Development Agenda Post 2015

    As the frequency, severity and economic losses of disasters continue to increase across the globe, the United Nations’ first-ever global champion for disaster risk reduction, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, kicked-off a two-day global meeting in Jakarta on Tuesday by backing calls for hardwiring disaster management into the global development agenda.

  • 28 Nov 2012
    UNDP and DHL launch disaster prevention training in Indonesian airports

    Singapore, 28 November 2012: The Indonesian government, Deutsche Post DHL and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 21 November launched a four-day “Get Airports Ready for Disaster” (GARD) training programme at Polonia Airport in Medan and Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport in Banda Aceh.