Focus areas

Crisis Prevention and Recovery

UNDP has enhanced response to various crises in the country through advising on policy and regulatory frameworks to increase Indonesia’s resilience to crisis and external shocks, and strengthening capacity of national and subnational institutions. UNDP has also worked with the government to support the development and application of inclusive crisis management tools and mechanisms.

In 2018 Indonesia was struck by two particularly severe natural disasters: a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) on 5 August and, less than 8 weeks later- on 28 September-a 7.4 magnitude earthquake, followed by a tsunami and a rare phenomenon known as ‘soil liquefaction’, in Central Sulawesi.

The Sulawesi / Lombok Programme for Earthquake and Tsunami Infrastructure Reconstruction Assistance (PETRA) is designed to contribute to such transition: from the immediate response to longer-term recovery. The ultimate goal of PETRA is to contribute to the rehabilitation and reconstruction of key infrastructure to support the resilient recovery of disaster-affected communities in both provinces. It addresses the need to accelerate the restoration of critical public services (such as health and education), improve economic livelihood opportunities for affected communities (both men and women), while, at the same time, enhancing resilience to future shocks in both provinces.

It will be guided and informed by gender-sensitive post-disaster needs assessments and will be fully aligned with relevant national and sub-national recovery plans.

PETRA works on (a) Rehabilitation and reconstruction of partially and fully damaged infrastructure for critical public services which consider gender needs and other gender concerns; and (b) Rehabilitation of affected communities' economic infrastructure to promote more resilient and sustainable livelihoods for both men and women.