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  • Bureaucracy reform road map launched in Aceh province Jul 2, 2013

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Indonesia on Tuesday launched a road map of bureaucracy reform (2013-2017) for the province of Aceh. The province of Aceh became the third in the country, after Gorontalo and Bangka Belitung, to formulate such road map.

  • Big strides on Millennium Development Goals with more targets achievable by 2015: UN report Jul 2, 2013

    With some of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) already met, more targets are within reach by the 2015 target date, while challenges to achieving others must be urgently addressed, according to a new report launched today by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

  • Joining Forces to Tackle Governance Challenges on Land, Forest and REDD+ in Indonesia: Launch of Governance Forestry Index Jun 26, 2013

    The English version of the 2012 Indonesia Forest, Land and REDD+ Governance Index (Participatory Governance Assessment Report) was launched on Tuesday, 25 June ahead of the UN-REDD Programme’s Tenth Policy Board meeting held in Lombok, Indonesia. This process provides an analysis of the country's current state of forest and land governance and the implications for the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).

  • Bureaucracy reform road map launched in Bangka-Belitung province May 22, 2013

    May 22nd 2013 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Indonesia on Wednesday launched a road map of bureaucracy reform (2013-2017) for the province of Bangka Belitung. The province of Bangka Belitung became the second in the country, after Gorontalo, to formulate such road map.

  • UNDP LAUNCHES INDEX OF FORESTRY PROTECTION IN INDONESIA, Report includes recommendation for better forest governance May 6, 2013

    JAKARTA – May 6 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Indonesia on Monday launched the first comprehensive forest governance index for Indonesia. The index analyses the country's current state of forest governance and the implications for the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).

  • Ministry of Environtment and East Nusa Tenggara Province Join Forces to Fight Climate Change Mar 25, 2013

    Kupang, 25 March 2013 – The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Indonesia and the Governor of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province have joined forces to fight the adverse impact of climate change in East Nusa Tenggara province The cooperation is marked by the establishment of a memorandum of cooperation between The Ministry of Environment and the Government of East Nusa Tenggara province together with the three district of Manggarai, East Sumba and Sabu Raijua.

  • Asia-Pacific to comprise two-thirds of global middle class by 2030, Report says Mar 18, 2013

    Jakarta, 18 March 2013— The rapid human development progress of Indonesia, China, Thailand and many other nations of East Asia and the Pacific is helping drive a historic shift in global dynamics, with hundreds of millions of people lifted from poverty and billions more poised to join the South’s fast-growing middle class, according to the 2013 Human Development Report, which is being launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) here today.

  • Human Development Index in 2013 Report shows major gains since 2000 in most countries of South Mar 14, 2013

    Norway, Australia and the United States lead the rankings of 187 countries and territories in the latest Human Development Index (HDI), while conflict-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo and drought-stricken Niger have the lowest scores in the HDI’s measurement of national achievement in health, education and income, published today in the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) 2013 Human Development Report.

  • Disaster management to be key component of Global Development agenda post-2015 Feb 19, 2013

    As the frequency, severity and economic losses of disasters continue to increase across the globe, the United Nations’ first-ever global champion for disaster risk reduction, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, kicked-off a two-day global meeting in Jakarta on Tuesday by backing calls for hardwiring disaster management into the global development agenda.

  • UNDP and Ministry of Agriculture launch Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (SPO) Initiative Dec 20, 2012

    Jakarta – 20 December 2012, In order to facilitate sustainable palm oil production in Indonesia, the Ministry of Agriculture, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and several multinational corporations have partnered to develop the Sustainable Palm Oil (SPO) Initiative. This initiative will help Indonesia break new ground in terms of building a greener economy that promotes growth, equity and livelihood. Indonesia is one of the world’s largest producers of palm oil.

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