The 2016-2020 Nineth Country Programme (CP9) between the Government of Indonesia (GOI) and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, provides the framework for UNFPA’s work in Indonesia. The Ninth Country Programme Document (CPD) was endorsed by the Executive Board of UNFPA on 30 June 2015.
CP9 is operating in a dynamic context. Indonesia is a low-middle income country, with a GNI per capita of $3,630 in 2014, and the sixteenth largest economy globally and the largest economy in South East Asia. Indonesia has experienced improved standards of living as a result of steady economic development this past decade.
The Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) 2016-2020 outlines the outputs and key activities. It also describes the roles and responsibilities of the Government of Indonesia and UNFPA in the implementation of the Ninth Country Programme. The CPAP was signed by Prof Dr. Sofyan Djalil – Minister of National Development Planning / Chairperson of Bappenas and Dr. Annette Sachs Robertson – UNFPA Representative on 29 March 2016.
The CPAP was developed based on the Ninth Country Programme Document (2016-2020), and United Nations Partnership for Development Framework (UNPDF) 2016-2020. It is also aligned with the national priorities conveyed through the Government of Indonesia Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah Nasional (RPJMN) 2015-2019 (or the National Medium Term Development Plan 2015-2019).
CP9 focuses on the following five outputs:
In the Ninth Country Programme which focuses its work on upstream policy and advocacy, UNFPA will continue to strengthen its partnership with Government, particularly with relevant ministries and agencies that will play the role as implementing partners of the country programme. Where partnerships with subnational government are necessary, national level government will be involved to ensure that policy implementation challenges are overcome and national policies are improved as a result.
Under the umbrella of the United Nations Partnership for Development Framework (UNPDF), UNFPA will actively participate as a member or a co-chair in the UNPDF thematic working groups, and will participate in cross-cutting working groups such as communications, and monitoring and evaluation. UNFPA will work with H4+ in addressing maternal health challenges. UNFPA will play an active role in chairing the Inter-UN Agencies Network on Youth Development (IANYD) to ensure coordination and effective UN contribution to the Government of Indonesia on youth development programmes. UNFPA will also actively participate in the UN-BAPPENAS Forum, to ensure coordination and quality implementation of the UNPDF together with national government counterparts
Ministry of National Development Planning / National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) has the responsibility of programme coordination for all development work in Indonesia. Implementing Partners assume responsibility programme activities through Annual Work Plans (AWPs).
The National Steering Committee, chaired by BAPPENAS and co-chaired by the UNFPA Representative, will be responsible for guiding the Ninth Country Programme policy direction and providing recommendations to the GCA and outcome working groups for programme-related issues. The committee consists of Echelon I officials from Government Partners. These appointments will be made official through a decree from the Ministry of National Development Planning/BAPPENAS.
The Ninth Country Programme Technical Outcome Working Group (TOWG), chaired by BAPPENAS (Echelon II) and the UNFPA Assistant Representative will discuss substantive issues related to the contribution of outputs to outcomes, identifying policy barriers and progress towards the achievement of indicators. This working group will also provide recommendations to the National Steering Committee on strategic programme and management issues.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Monitoring is a continuous process to collect and analyze information from a particular output and indicator; showing its progress and achievement, as well as the use of resources. “Regular” monitoring is mandatory for all programme activities regardless of whether implemented by the Implementing Partner or by UNFPA directly. Programme monitoring is one of the primary tasks of programme managers, who are expected to lead all UNFPA monitoring efforts with the support of operational and technical staff.