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  • Around 500 Indonesian school children taking part in tsunami drill in Bali Aug 15, 2017

    More than 500 Indonesian elementary school children in the tourist island of Bali on took part in a major tsunami drill conducted by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Tuesday, with financial support from the Government of Japan.

  • Sovereign wealth fund for SDGs financing in Indonesia post oil and gas era Aug 10, 2017

    To reduce its dependence on oil and gas resources, Musi Banyuasin district on Thursday signed an agreement with the UNDP to work on the establishment of sovereign wealth fund to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and address inequality.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • Demand Grows for Ending Gender Inequalities Mar 3, 2017

    Profit and equality go hand-in-hand. Citizens, Government, United Nations and private sector leaders call on all organizations to create policies that advance gender equality. Glass ceilings and gender gaps were challenged at today’s Women, Organizations and Growth event hosted by United Nations Development Programme Indonesia (UNDP) today. The event, in the lead up to International Women’s Day, coincided with the launch of UNDP’s Gender Equality Strategy 2017-2020.