Indonesia’s National Zakat Body extends first contribution to support SDGs
Jul 19, 2017
JAMBI, Indonesia ( July 19, 2017) – The National Board of Zakat (BAZNAS), responsible for the disbursement of the Islamic mandatory contribution to the poor in Indonesia, on Wednesday agreed to extend its first contribution to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country.
Sustainable Palm Oil for All
Jun 20, 2017
Heated debates have recently surrounded the palm oil sector in Indonesia and its access to export markets, including the European Union. The issue is crucial for Indonesia as the world’s largest palm oil producer, the largest exporter, and about 16 million jobs depending directly or indirectly on this sector. Palm oil has also become a public issue in many consumer countries. Governments, parliaments and citizens are paying increasing attention to environmental protection and the sustainability of production patterns, which they expect national and international standards to guarantee.
UNDP and Ministry of Environment and Forestry Launched “The Magnificent Seven: Indonesia’s Marine National Parks” Photography Book and Exhibit
Jun 9, 2017
The Magnificent Seven: Indonesia’s Marine National Parks” is produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) to introduce and promote the beauty and diversity of Indonesia’s underwater world, and call on everyone to preserve it.
Challenges of Development Financing
May 30, 2017
One of the main challenges in development in Indonesia today is finding a source of relatively cheap and sustainable development financing. This challenge is not easy given the large amount of financing required and the increasingly high level of competition between countries in obtaining low-cost investment funds.
Islamic financing could provide $2.5 trillion USD needed to end global poverty
May 26, 2017
Muslims around the world mark the beginning of the fasting month of Ramadan this week, and millions will be giving their zakat fitrah. Islamic charitable giving zakat is one of the world’s largest forms of wealth transfer to the poor. In a new report released today the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Indonesia and the state zakat agency Baznas are calling for an increase in the use of formal institutions to channel zakat contributions so funds can be more effectively distributed to alleviate poverty.
UNDP Collaborates with Baznas and Financial Institutions to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Apr 20, 2017
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Indonesia signs agreements with the National Board of Zakat (Baznas), Bank Jambi, and Bank NTT today to support the achievements of the global goals. “These partnerships are extremely important and projects under the agreements will demonstrate the strength of the partnerships,” said Haoliang Xu, United Nations Assistant Secretary General and Regional Director of UNDP, at the signing ceremony. “I hope they will become models that can be replicated throughout Indonesia and other countries.”
Social finance will unlock support needed to achieve SDGs
Mar 24, 2017
New frontiers in financing SDGs provide new hope for eradicating poverty in Indonesia. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Indonesia’s financial services authority OJK launched two bodies of research on the powerful potential of social finance.
Indonesia’s Human Development Index Rises but Inequality Remains
Mar 22, 2017
JAKARTA - Exclusion of women, ethnic minorities, and people living in remote areas create chronic barriers hindering human development progress. This has led to significant disparities leaving many behind in the world, including within Indonesia and the Asia and the Pacific region. In addition, marginalized groups often have limited opportunities to influence the institutions and policies that determine their lives.
UNDP Partnership with Canada Aims to Grow Social Enterprises
Mar 17, 2017
The Government of Canada and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Indonesia agreed to strengthen the role of social finance in funding development actions in Indonesia. In partnership with women led social enterprises, this will contribute to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs)
UNDP To Support Zakat for Development in Indonesia
Mar 15, 2017
Ending poverty and inequality are some of today’s greatest challenges that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to overcome. Considering Islamic principles support a socially inclusive development, funding from Islamic giving, zakat, has the potential to play a crucial role in accomplishing the SDGs