Indonesia is the largest country in Southeast Asia and the most populous Muslim-majority nation in the world. With nearly half its population living in poverty, the country’s growing economy and diminishing natural resources present both great promise and challenges for its future. Indonesia’s size, young democracy and strategic location in the region have made it an important economic, trade and security partner to the United States.
USAID works with the Indonesian government, local leaders, the private sector, civil society and development partners to help Indonesia address its national development gaps and support its efforts to address global issues. The close bilateral relationship is reflected in a U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership signed in 2010 by Presidents Barack Obama and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to deepen ties between the two nations.
Last updated: October 27, 2013