The Government of Indonesia and its development partners agree that good governance is one of the keys to achieving equal progress and combating poverty. The realization of a democratic society based on the rule of law, the consolidation of democratic institutions and the strengthening of decentralized and regional autonomy, as well as civil society organizations and political parties are all included in the national development goals and the 2010-2014 National Medium-Term Development Plan. As a young and vibrant democracy, Indonesia has achieved much, and is continuously striving to ensure that democracy benefits its citizens. Democracy in Indonesia is constantly evolving and improving, as can be seen in the Indonesian Democracy Index, which increased in rating from 60.4 percent to 67.3 percent in 2009 (2010 data is currently being analysed).
UNDP focuses on supporting the Government of Indonesia in its efforts to achieve effective decentralized governance by clarifying and strengthening the role of provincial governments, while simultaneously creating conducive legal frameworks for the appropriate authorities Building on its successful support to the National Strategy on Access to Justice, more
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works to support democratic development and the promotion and protection of the rule of law in Indonesia. Democratic governance provides the necessary enabling environment to reduce inequalities, alleviate poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).more
Projects and Initiatives
The Legal Empowerment and Assistance for the Disadvantaged (LEAD) Project was designed to target poor and marginalized citizens in order to promote greater access to justice for all. An assessment showed that many of the key injustices cited by disadvantaged or marginalized communities related to their social and economic welfare, while community awareness of specific rights provided by Indonesian legislation was low. more