JAKARTA, 14 January 2022 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Friday presented the progress of its Country Programme Document (CPD)
2021-2025 to Indonesia’s Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas), reaffirming its bold commitment to inclusive green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the strengthening of digital innovation and climate action.

The CPD outlines the strategic partnership between UNDP and the Government of Indonesia, and the priorities of the two organizations, as they work together on strengthening economic development and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The results are divided into four main streams; inclusive human development, green and inclusive economic transformation, resilience to climate change and disaster, innovation for SDGs acceleration.

The presentation came as Indonesia steps up efforts to fast-track SDG achievement with less than eight years to meet the Agenda. The hybrid event began with opening remarks by Ms. Raden Siliwanti, Director for Multilateral Cooperation Funding, Bappenas, who expressed UNDP’s partnership in the country.

“This meeting highlights lessons learned from the 2021 cooperation implementation between the government of Indonesia and UNDP Indonesia. I hope it will be the basis to progress the development agenda in Indonesia and how the cooperation could respond to priorities and challenges,” said Ms. Siliwanti in her opening remarks.

Echoing her remarks, Ms.Vivi Yulaswati, Head of SDGs Secretariat noted Indonesia’s commitment to achieving the SDGs by tapping more into the potential of data science.

“The four pillars for SDG Innovation, which include creative financing and partnerships, are a dynamic document that we are constantly expanding to include additional stakeholders to strengthen cooperation and collaboration to achieve SDGs in Indonesia. We expect that through improving the SDG dashboard and metadata for SDG indicators, Indonesia will be able to collect credible and standardized data for SDGs, allowing for SDG acceleration at the national and subnational levels,” said Ms. Yulaswati.

Presenting UNDP’s ongoing work on developing climate resilience and fostering a green and inclusive recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms Sophie Kemkhadze, Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP Indonesia presented UNDP’s ongoing efforts, guided by the principle of leaving no one behind with multi-dimensional solutions.

A panel of presenters from UNDP discussed specific outcomes during the first year of the current CPD focusing on the key highlights of UNDP’s work.

Mr.Siprianus Bate Soro, Head of Democratic Governance Poverty and Reduction Unit presented the outcome of work thus far on Inclusive Human Development.

“It is our priority for us to have an inclusive and gender-responsive approach for marginalized groups in society, as well as to reach out to new regions in Indonesia, such as working to accelerate development in Papua and to digitalize the public health and public service system,” he said.

Ms. Verania Andria, Senior Advisor for Sustainable Energy Strategic Programme & Policy presented the ongoing efforts on Inclusive Economic Transformation. 

“The Covid-19 has challenged development progress but presents a new opportunity for a greener & inclusive economic transformation, through the circular economy & to reach on responsible businesses for SMEs affected by the pandemic, incl. to empower women entrepreneurs,” she said.

Mr. Abdul Wahib Situmorang, Senior Advisor for Climate Governance and Mr. Andrys Erawan, Technical Analyst of UNDP’s Resilience and Reconstruction Unit jointly presented on the results on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction.

Mr. Muhammad Didi Hardiana outlined UNDP’s Innovations for the acceleration of the SDGs, "UNDP has been working with innovative financing for SDG. In 2022, UNDP is continuously carving the path on integrated and innovative gender-responsive approaches for SDG acceleration”

Concluding the meeting, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Sophie Kemkhadze said that UNDP seeks stronger cooperation in 2022, as Indonesia assumes the G-20 presidency which is expected to provide stronger voice from the developing countries and the islands’ nations. 



UNDP Indonesia Communication Specialist, Tomi Soetjipto, suryo.tomi@undp.org

UNDP Indonesia, Communication Specialist and Advocacy, Ranjit Jose, Ranjit.jose@undp.org

UNDP Indonesia SDGs Campaigner, Enggi Dewanti, enggi.dewanti@undp.org

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