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.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director Derrick Brown and Indonesian Ministry of Health Director General Dr Tjandra Yoga Aditama launched USAID’s $12 million Community Empowerment of People Against Tuberculosis (CEPAT) health program. The CEPAT program supports the Government of Indonesia’s efforts to combat Tuberculosis (TB) and increase access to early and effective TB diagnosis and treatment.
Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) held an event to celebrate the successes of the Support for Economic Analysis Development in Indonesia (SEADI) project as the project reaches it completion. Since 2010, SEADI provided 30 successful grants for economic policy making and training to Indonesian government agencies and researchers.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Andrew Sisson announced the winners of the 2013 USAID Photo Contest which asked Indonesians for the most compelling photographs of U.S. foreign assistance in action. The winning photographs will be on exhibit until July 31 at @america, the United States' state-of-the-art cultural center. Admission is free to the public.
Thirty-six Indonesians received scholarships administered by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to pursue advanced degrees in the United States. On July 23, the scholars attended a send-off iftar reception in Jakarta hosted by the U.S. Embassy's Charge d'Affairs Kristen Bauer.
Last updated: November 17, 2014