6 Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty

Where we are


Poverty mitigation efforts in Indonesia have shown meaningful progress, which has been in accordance with the MDGs as was demonstrated by the reduced proportion of people living under the national poverty line, i.e. from 15.10 percent (1990) to 11.66 percent (2012) even when the Poverty Depth Index went down from 2.70 to 2.08 during the same time period. The rate of GDP growth per worker strengthened from 3.52 percent (1990) to 5.04 percent (2011). Additionally, a reduction was observed in the proportion of people suffering hunger between 1989 and 2010 as the prevalence of under-five children with low weight went down from 31 percent to 17.9 percent.

UNDP's work in Indonesia

Percentage of people living under the national poverty line - Source: BPS, Susenas various years

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1.44 years
remaining
until 2015

1990 2015
Targets for MDG1
  1. Reduce by half the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day
    • Proportion of population below $1 (PPP) per day
    • Poverty gap ratio
    • Share of poorest quintile in national consumption
  2. Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people
    • Growth rate of GDP per person employed
    • Employment-to-population ratio
    • Proportion of employed people living below $1 (PPP) per day
    • Proportion of own-account and contributing family workers in total employment
  3. Reduce by half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger
    • Prevalence of underweight children under-five years of age
    • Proportion of population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption