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Development partnership with Indonesia

Indonesia-Australia COVID-19 Development Response Plan

Australia and Indonesia are working together to respond to COVID-19.

The two-year Indonesia-Australia COVID-19 Development Response Plan focuses on addressing the human, economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The plan captures our whole-of-government contributions to Indonesia’s effort, including contributions and relationships that go beyond Official Development Assistance (ODA).

We have a shared interest in combatting COVID-19 together and will use the deep connections between government agencies across our longstanding development, economic and security partnerships to do so.

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Australia-Indonesia Partnership Towards an Inclusive Society (AIPTIS)
AIPTIS is an upcoming partnership program between the Australian and Indonesian Governments to contribute towards inclusive democracy in Indonesia. Click here for more information.

Economic Governance

Australia is working with Indonesian Government agencies to promote strong, sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Indonesia. We share Australian expertise and experience to strengthen policy-making and support Indonesia’s reform agenda.

Australia Indonesia Partnership for Economic Development (Prospera) provides advice to the Indonesian Government to improve spending, increase revenue, improve the financial sector, and increase market efficiency.


Australia is supporting Indonesia to accelerate public and private investment in critical infrastructure by providing technical expertise in planning, design, maintenance, and environmental impact assessments to make it easier to deliver infrastructure projects and improve long-term sustainability.

Australia Indonesia Infrastructure Partnership (KIAT) provides technical advice in the areas of policy and regulatory reform, project preparation, finance and delivery, to encourage greater private sector investment in infrastructure.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Australia is helping Indonesia achieve its target of clean water and sanitation for all Indonesians, by boosting investment in water and sanitation infrastructure by local governments.

The Water and Sanitation Hibah  provides grants to local government to assist their investment in water and sanitation infrastructure through new connections. The program is now being expanded nation-wide by the Indonesian Government, using their own funds. Australia supports Indonesia’s PAMSIMAS program, to improve water and sanitation and hygiene practices in rural and peri-urban areas.


Australia and Indonesia are working together in the agricultural sector to improve productivity and increase incomes. This work involves the exchange of technical knowledge and innovations and substantial partnerships with businesses to increase farmer incomes through private sector activity.

Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Rural Economic Development (AIP-Rural) increases the incomes of smallholder farmers by co-investing in new business models that are good for farmers and business alike. It establishes partnerships with private investors, banks and research institutions to increase irrigation investment, commercialise agricultural technology and increase access to finance.


Australia is partnering with Indonesia to improve outcomes for student by providing advice and expertise, testing new approaches, and contributing research and ideas to improve education policy.

Australia provides scholarships for short- and long-term post-graduate study at Australian universities through the Australia Awards in Indonesia (AAI) and keeps them connected to the Australia Global Alumni network.

Innovation for Indonesia’s School Children (INOVASI) works with the Ministry of Education and Culture to understand what works best at the local level to improve literacy and numeracy learning outcomes. INOVASI adapts international solutions to the local context, and designs, implements and tests solutions through a series of pilots.


Australia works with Indonesia to combat emerging infectious diseases and reduce malnutrition in pregnant women and children. We are supporting efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, and to improve access to health services through broader poverty and social development programs.

Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Emerging Infectious Diseases (AIP-EID) supports the World Health Organisation to increase public health emergency preparedness, and supports the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources to increase animal health emergency management in Indonesia.

HIV Treatment and Research: HIV Awal (Early) Test and Treatment Indonesia (HATI) brings together the World Health Organisation, the Indonesian Ministry of Health, and the UNSW Kirby Institute to evaluate ways to increase HIV testing and immediate anti-retroviral treatment in high-prevalence populations in Indonesia.

Strengthening Provision of Micronutrients in Indonesia (link from Nutrition International) investment supports The Micronutrient Initiative to increase the consumption of supplements by pregnant women, and to treat childhood diarrhoea.

Gender Equality

Australia is working with the Indonesian government, civil society, women’s groups and the private sector to amplify women’s voices and strengthen gender equality.

Empowering Indonesian Women for Poverty Reduction (MAMPU)  supports civil society organisations to advocate for policy reform and improve poor women’s access to government services and programs in: social protection, employment conditions (including for migrant workers abroad), health and nutrition, and reducing violence against women.

Investing in Women (IIW) – Regional supports the economic empowerment of women in four countries including Indonesia through building business partnership coalitions, impact investing in women’s small medium enterprises, supporting the enabling environment and increasing awareness of economic barriers for women.

Social Protection and Inclusion

Australia supports Indonesia’s ‘National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction’, known as TNP2K, to strengthen national programs that support the poorest and most vulnerable households. We assist Indonesian civil society organisations that work with marginalised groups to register and access for services such as health and education.

MAHKOTA: Towards a Strong and Prosperous Indonesian Society supports Vice President’s National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction to develop and test new ways to improve poverty reduction and social protection policies and programs.

Program Peduli supports civil society organisations to improve access to government services and programs, protect human rights and increase access to government services and programs for marginalised groups.

Local Services

Australia is partnering with Indonesia to ensure the poorest and most vulnerable communities benefit from Indonesia’s decentralisation agenda. We are working with national and governments to improve village governance and local service delivery, and increase employment opportunities and economic development.

Governance for Growth (KOMPAK) works with national and sub-national governments to improve basic services and economic opportunities for the poor, through targeted activities in community empowerment, service delivery, governance and civil society strengthening.

Law, Justice and Security

Australia is working with Indonesian government and civil society to strengthen justice and security institutions and increase access to timely and affordable justice and legal services. We support research, engage with communities and build local capacity for transparency, anti-corruption, countering radicalisation and transnational crime, and prison reform.

Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Justice (AIPJ)  works to strengthen justice and security institutions and increase access to services by supporting research brokering relationships and building government capacity in the areas of transparency, anti-corruption, countering radicalisation and transnational crime, and prison reform.

Evidence-based Policy

Australia is working with the Indonesian Government and research institutions to strengthen development policy advice within Indonesia. We support Indonesia’s research institutes to produce compelling evidence about the effectiveness of policy, and to deliver that to the right decision makers in government.

Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Pro-poor Policy: The Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI)  supports improved, evidenced-based policy by increasing the capacity of Indonesian policy research institutes to influence policy making, and strengthens the appetite and capacity for GOI agencies to use this evidence. It supports reforms to the enabling environment, including research procurement.

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL) Southeast Asia  Australia helped to establish the JPAL Southeast Asia Office in Jakarta, and enables it to provide international-quality economic and social research, based on a model of randomised control trials. These help measure the effectiveness of government programs and provide policy advice to government.

Pulse Lab Jakarta  supports national and subnational policymakers to use digital data to identify community needs, understand the impact of policy, and apply innovative approaches to the delivery of government programs.

Disaster Risk Management

Australia is helping to strengthen Indonesia’s ability to respond to a large-scale humanitarian crisis and help reduce disaster risks. This includes supporting disaster preparedness through the right policies, training and technology.

Australia-Indonesia Partnership in Disaster Risk Management (AIP-DRM) supports Indonesia’s ability to respond to a large-scale humanitarian crisis by providing technology to improve the government’s disaster management decisions, and supporting the United Nations and faith based organisations to increase preparedness. It ensures the Australia’s preparedness to assist Indonesia in a humanitarian emergency.

Climate Change and Environmental Governance

Australia and Indonesia are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from land conversion. This includes helping to address the drivers of forest and land fires though better land management practices, boosting investment in clean energy, climate smart agriculture, and green growth initiatives.

Annual Program Performance Report 2018-19

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