Case Study: Environmental Services Program in Indonesia
An estimated 100 million Indonesians lack access to clean water. In urban areas, only 40% of citizens receive water from a household tap; the rest collect it from contaminated rivers and lakes, often leading to disease.
In response to these challenges, the Environmental Services Program (ESP) worked with local communities and all levels of government to improve natural resources management and increase access to clean water and sanitation services, improving the health of over 1.8 million Indonesians, rehabilitating over 50,000 hectares of degraded land, and improving management of over 200,000 hectares of high conservation value forests. The ESP also supported innovative water meters and microfinance loan partnerships that enabled communities to access funds to pay for high-cost water installation fees, one of the main barriers to water access.
Last updated: April 02, 2013