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  • 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.

  • 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
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 13 May 2014
    The deadline for the N-Peace Awards nominations has been extended to 23 May

    Great news! You now have 2 EXTRA WEEKS. The deadline for the N-Peace Awards nominations has been extended to 23 May.

  • 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.

  • 07 Apr 2014

    Indonesian former President B.J. Habibie has taken part in UNDP’s sponsored public service announcement (PSA) on women politicians. The 30-second PSA features Habibie calling voters to choose for qualified female candidates in the April 9 election. UNDP’s Strengthening Women’s participation in Governance (SWARGA) supported the production of the psa.

  • 27 Mar 2014
    Sustainable Palm Oil Initiative (SPO)

    In 2012, the total plantation area for palm oil production in Indonesia was estimated to account for approximately 7.65 million hectares generating 22 million tons of palm oil. Indonesia aims to double its current palm oil production to 40 million tons by 2020. Estimates vary how much land this will require vary widely, ranging from 5-20 million additional hectares. This expansion threatens remaining tropical forest and peat land.

  • 08 Mar 2014

    Indonesia has a long and illustrious history of women’s participation in politics, dating back to pre-independence period. From independence heroes to warriors of women’s rights, the country has a list of notable women making impact to country’s progress. Watch this short video made by UNDP’s SWARGA (Women’s Participation and Representation in Governance in Indonesia ) project, highlighting the critical role of Indonesian women in the country’s political landscape.

  • 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.