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  • 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.

  • Women Play an Important Role in Ending Hostilities and Forging Reconciliation Dec 9, 2016

    Women have contributed significantly in ending hostilities and paving the way to resolutions of conflicts in many places in Indonesia. The Hidden Pearls – Heroic Stories of Women Peace Builders is a collection of lessons learned from conflict areas including Ambon, Aceh, and Poso. The book was produced by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with the support of N-Peace, and launched today with a panel discussion at Plaza Indonesia.

  • Social Good Summit Calls On Netizens to Put Technology to Good Use Sep 28, 2016

    he Social Good Summit captivated hundreds of tech-savvy youth with inspiring messages about how to take advantage of technology to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Speakers from Maritime and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti to actor and UNDP’s SDGs Mover Reza Rahadian called on young people to get involved, from supporting sustainable fishing to helping remote villages with access to renewable energy to improving the state of education in Indonesia.

  • Indonesia a key player in realizing SDGs: Helen Clark Sep 22, 2016

    Indonesia’s role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals took center stage at a special event at United Nations headquarters this week. The event, jointly hosted by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Indonesia, “Implementing 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: From Global Commitment to Local Action”, took place on the sidelines of the General Assembly where the world meet to discuss global development annually.

  • Young Innovators Present Ideas to Address Urban Issues Sep 20, 2016

    Jakarta, Indonesia - Twelve top Indonesian teams presented innovative ideas to Government representatives and social impact investors at the UN offices in Jakarta today. The ideas ranged from a platform to give slums access to waste collection services, to a way to buy used cooking oil from poor households and turn it into biodiesel.

  • UNDP Innovates to Meet Growing Aspirations in Asia and the Pacific Sep 8, 2016

    The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has leveraged low-cost innovations, knowledge exchanges between countries in the region, and emerging technologies, to provide new opportunities to some of the most marginalized communities in the Asia-Pacific region, says its 2015-16 Results Report.

  • DP-DHL and UNDP Hold Airport Disaster Preparedness Workshops in Bali and Lombok Sep 6, 2016

    Germany’s Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are once again conducting their joint preventative training, known as Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD), from September 5 to 9 at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport