SDGPP in Indonesia

For two decades, Indonesia—an investment destination with a largely trained workforce—has seen significant economic growth. However, 28 million people still live in poverty, and environmental degradation threatens long-term sustainability.

700 Foundations and Businesses Connected

Connections

In partnership with Filantropi Indonesia (FI), 11 associations which represent 700 foundations and businesses in Indonesia have connected in a philanthropy business forum, Filantropi dan Bisnis SDGs (FBI4SDGs), to advance the SDGs.

65 SDG Indicators Localized

Pathways

In collaboration with the Tanoto Foundation, the SDG Philanthropy Platform has partnered with the Riau Government in a pilot project to align the local development plan with the SDGs. Currently, 65 out of 169 SDG indicators have been reflected in the provincial development plan to monitor progress and set pathways for new investments.

 

$300 K Funding Allocated for the SDGs

Partnering

The National Board of Zakat (BAZNAS) Indonesia, the government agency responsible for the disbursement of Zakat, Islamic charity to the poor, committed its first contribution of $300,000 to support the achievement of the SDGs in the country. This is a landmark step that formalizes the channeling of Zakat funds to achieve SDGs for the first time anywhere in the world. The initial funding will support the development of a micro hydro power plant in Sumatra island’s Jambi province.

 

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Progress and SDG Priorities

What's on the SDG agenda for Indonesia? How has its development agenda evolved in response to past achievements? Click on each SDG to find out!

The Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.

The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large. The SDGs are an inclusive agenda. They tackle the root causes of poverty and unite us together to make a positive change for both people and planet.

The Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.

The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large. The SDGs are an inclusive agenda. They tackle the root causes of poverty and unite us together to make a positive change for both people and planet.

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Progress: 

  • Steep drop in overall poverty. 

Challenges:

  • Slow progress in poverty reduction against national standards.

SDG priorities:

  •  Increasing social welfare through "Prosperous Indonesia" programme.

End hunger, achieve food security, improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Challenges:

  • Prevalence of children (under the age of 5) with malnutrition.

SDG Priorities:

  • Combating malnutrition.

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Progress:

  • Overall increase in life expectancy at birth;
  • Successfully combating TB and malaria.

Challenges:

  • High level of child mortality; 
  • Slow progress in reducing maternal mortality;
  • Low progress in fighting HIV / AIDS.

SDG Priorities:

  • Improving people's health through `Healthy Indonesia` programme

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Progress:

  • Universal primary education.

Challenges:

  • Forthcoming

SDG priorities:

  • Improving the quality of education and trainings through "Smart Indonesia" program;
  • Incorporating civic education within the national education curriculum.

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Progress:

  • Improved gender equality and women's empowerment.

Challenges:

  • Forthcoming

SDG Priorities:

  • Developing the skills of female political candidates

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation

Progress:

  • Improved access to water and sanitation in urban areas.

Challenges:

  • Limited sustainable access to water and basic sanitation in rural areas. 

SDG Priorities:

  • Extending access to water and basic sanitation.

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Progress: 

  • Forthcoming 

Challenges:

  • 40 million people live without electricity - mostly poor and in rural areas;
  • 24.5 million households rely on firewood for cooking.

SDG Priorities:

  • Developing renewable biomass-based, solar and hydraulic energy.

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work

Progress:

  • Forthcoming 

Challenges:

  • Overall employment is on decline; 
  • Youth, women, and people with disabilities constitute the majority of the unemployed;
  • Continued heavy reliance on copper mining for export revenue.

SDG Priorities:

  • Encouraging land reform and land ownership;
  • Improving productivity and competitiveness in the international market;
  • Accelerating the development of downstream mining industries (coal, oil, gas and copper).

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation

Progress:

  • Rapid penetration of mobile connectivity networks within the country;
  • Rapid growth in the communications, transportation and service sectors.

Challenges:

  • Limited investment in technology, innovation, research and development;
  • Weak intersectoral linkages

SDG Priorities:

  • Forthcoming

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Progress:

  • Forthcoming;

Challenges:

  • Exclusion of women, ethnic minorities and people living in remote areas

SDG Priorities:

  • Strengthening rural areas;
  • Reducing disparities among provinces, districts and municipalities.

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Progress:

  • Forthcoming

Challenges:

  • Heightened risk of natural disasters.

SDG Priorities:

  • Increasing community resilience to the impacts of climate change on 15 vulnerable areas (National Adaptation Action Plan on Climate Change);
  • Improving institutional capacity in disaster risk mitigation and reduction;
  • Developing early warning and monitoring systems for floods and fires.

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Progress:

  • Forthcoming

Challenges:

  • Forthcoming

SDG Priorities:

  • Implementing the Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) standard and certification scheme.

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Progress:

  • Forthcoming

Challenges:

  • Indonesia is one of the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gas;
  • High reliance on fossil fuels.

SDG Priorities:

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in 5 priority sectors (forestry and peatlands, agriculture, energy and transportation, industrial and waste management);
  • Low-carbon development.

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Progress:

  • Forthcoming

Challenges:

  • Forthcoming

SDG Priorities:

  • Eradicating illegal fishing;
  • Enhancing watershed conservation and rehabilitation.

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems

Progress:

  • Forthcoming

Challenges:

  • Rapid depletion of forest resources through deforestation and forest fires. 

SDG Priorities:

  • Eradicating illegal logging and mining;
  • Increasing community participation in forest management.

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Progress:

  • Forthcoming

Challenges:

  • Violent conflicts over land and resources.

SDG priorities:

  • Restoring public confidence in democratic institutions;
  • Strengthening diversity and creating space for dialogue among citizens.

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development

Progress:

  • Indonesia is a party of the 2017 National Voluntary Review of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals.

Challenges:

  • Forthcoming

SDG Priorities:

  • Forthcoming

Philanthropy in Indonesia

Indonesia ranks seventh out of 140 in the list of the most generous countries in the world, according to the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) World Giving Index 2016. Indonesia's current rise in individual wealth has encouraged many entrepreneurs to engage with philanthropy in order to sustain family legacies and to give back to their communities.

The complex geographic and ethnic diversity of Indonesia provides opportunities and unique challenges in terms of creating an enabling environment for philanthropy.

The complex geographic and ethnic diversity of Indonesia provides opportunities and unique challenges in terms of creating an enabling environment for philanthropy. This broad diversity has meant that many local philanthropic organizations have had to follow both traditional patterns of philanthropy, whilst simultaneously forging new pathways to support and accelerate social development within the country.

Navigating the Landscape

What you need to know about doing philanthropy in Indonesia

Legal structures

NGOs Indonesia

Societies

The Development Agenda and SDGs

Philanthropy must keep in mind national development plans and agendas, and national and subnational levels of governance and accountability that influence development priorities and structures.

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The SDG Process in Indonesia

How far along is Indonesia in formally integrating the SDGs into its planning, implementation and monitoring processes? 

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Planning

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Implementation

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Monitoring