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In Eastern Indonesia, home to some of the world’s most biodiverse marine ecosystems, USAID is ensuring the continuation of successful local conservation efforts — which have already seen a 90 percent drop in illegal fishing — through the creation of a permanent endowment.
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Indonesia is the world’s largest Muslim-majority country and third largest democracy. As a member of the G20 and the biggest market in Southeast Asia, it is a significant player in the global economy. Indonesia’s sustained ability to resist extremist influences and maintain steady economic growth is critical to regional security and global trade, making it an important partner to the United States. 

Over the last two decades, Indonesia has emerged as a regional leader whose democracy, prosperity and continued stability are of global importance. Committed to solving critical development challenges that impede progress, Indonesia is forging ahead to realize its vision for self-reliance. By partnering with the Government of Indonesia, the U.S. Government, through USAID, advances shared economic and security interests to reinforce a stable, self-reliant and resilient Indonesia.  

OUR WORK 

Through results-driven investment, USAID works with the Government of Indonesia, local leaders, the private sector, civil society and other development partners to strengthen a just and accountable democracy, expand basic services, and enhance mutual security and prosperity.  

  • In Indonesia, the number of people from marginalized communities seeking legal aid through USAID partners increased more than tenfold between 2018 and 2017 thanks to our advocacy and technical assistance, contributing to expanded access to justice for the most vulnerable.
  • In Indonesia, USAID helped launch the country's first integrated national complaint handling system and implement improvements that reduce the average time to complaint resolution by 50 percent.
  • In Indonesia, which has the third highest TB disease burden globally, behind India and China, USAID is improving the quality of locally produced drug-resistant tuberculosis medicines by supporting two local drug manufacturers in obtaining World Health Organization certification. USAID is also supporting the Indonesian Government in implementing a systematic and coordinated drug testing policy that will ensure the recall of any medicines found to be sub-standard.
  • In Eastern Indonesia, home to some of the world’s most biodiverse marine ecosystems, USAID is ensuring the continuation of successful local conservation efforts — which have already seen a 90 percent drop in illegal fishing — through the creation of a permanent endowment.

DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE 

USAID partnerships strengthen key institutions critical for Indonesia’s stability and development. USAID programs combat corruption, help civil society to effectively advocate for citizens’ rights, and strengthen a civic culture of pluralism and tolerance — Indonesia’s founding values — amid a growing threat of violent extremism. In targeting the drivers of intolerance, USAID promotes human dignity and justice for all. 

EDUCATION, YOUTH AND TRAINING 

USAID’s workforce development efforts support vulnerable youth to reach their full potential. We foster partnerships between American and Indonesian researchers and provide scholarships to help Indonesia’s future leaders earn advanced degrees, propelling Indonesia forward as a self-reliant, prosperous partner. 

HEALTH 

USAID supports Indonesia to prevent public health crises that can harm economies and destabilize communities. We help Indonesia turn the tide against epidemics like tuberculosis and HIV/AIDs and contain emerging pandemic threats such as avian influenza. Our work helps more mothers deliver healthy babies and expands access to clean water, hygiene and sanitation for those who need it most.

ENVIRONMENT 

Our work enhances Indonesia’s resilience to disasters and strengthens the management of its biodiverse oceans and forests. USAID links smallholder farmers to international markets and improves the sustainable production of rubber, spices, fish and other commodities that benefit American businesses like Maryland-based McCormick & Company. 

Last updated: August 28, 2019

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