Poverty Reduction

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) comprise eight goals that emerged from the 2000 Millennium Summit of world leaders in New York. The MDGs provide a set of time-bound and measurable targets for combating poverty, hunger, illiteracy, disease, discrimination against women, and environmental degradation — an accountability framework that all countries, including Indonesia, has committed themselves to. Local problems, local knowledge, local solutions UNDP support to achieving the MDGs in Indonesia includes (1) advocating for and monitoring Indonesia’s overall progress towards the MDGs (2) support to achieve the MDGs in Papua, (3) targeted support to MDG 3 to promote gender equality and empowering women, and (4) targeted support to MDG 6 to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.

Our Goals

2011 marked the 11th anniversary of the Millennium Declaration, when countries around the world approved eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Although Indonesia is largely on-track to achieve many of the MDGs by the 2015 deadline, progress towards the MDGs has been uneven. Poverty (MDG 1) is a challenge in Indonesia despite impressive economic growth in recent decades. According to the Central Statistics Agency, almost 30 million people, or 12.36 percent, in Indonesia live below the national poverty line. Certain regions of Indonesia are also poorer than others; with poverty rates in regions like Papua, and West Papua more than double that of the national averagemore

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Poverty Reduction Unit

UNDP aims to reduce poverty and support the empowerment of women by better integrating women’s roles and responsibilities into the development policies and programmes of regional governments.

Our Stories

Projects and Initiatives

Safer Communities through Disaster Risk Reduction in Development

Indonesia is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world. Between 1980 and 2010, it is estimated that natural disasters alone affected around 22 million people. In 2010 disasters amounted to an estimated economic loss of 5 trillion rupiahs. more

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Annual Report 2011/2012

As articulated in our global tagline, “Empowered Lives. Resilient Nations.” UNDP prides itself on promoting transformational change in developing nations by working both at grass-root levels with communities, while at the same time building institutional capacities and providing policy advice to our partner governments. By linking policy with practice, we believe, we can create real impact for the people of Indonesia.