UNFPA Indonesia

About UNFPA Indonesia

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect. Our motto, “because everyone counts”, is a genuine reflection of our mission statement.


UNFPA works in partnership with governments, other agencies and civil society to advance its mission. Two frameworks guide its efforts: The Programme of Action adopted at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the Millennium Development Goals.


The three core areas of UNFPA’s work - reproductive health, gender equality and population and development strategies - are inextricably related. Population dynamics, including growth rates, age structure, fertility and mortality, migration and more, influence every aspect of human, social and economic development. Reproductive health and women's empowerment powerfully affect, and are affected by, population trends. Besides the three core areas, UNFPA also works on cross-cutting issues such as human rights, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and the humanitarian context.


UNFPA began its partnership with Indonesia in 1971. Back then, the partnership was done within limited scope of work – strengthened family planning services, demographic researches, and population education programme at schools. However, ever since the first inception in the 1970s,  UNFPA Indonesia today has become one of Indonesia’s most important partner in addressing reproductive health, gender, and population issues. The 5-year cycle of the Country Programme (CP) is now entering its 8th cycle, amalgamating lessons learned from 35 years of partnership with a development context that is uniquely Indonesian.


UNFPA-GOI 8th Country Programme (2011-2015)

The 8th Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) was signed on February 14, 2011 and serves as a working guidelines for UNFPA Indonesia in partnership with Government of Indonesia (GOI). Emerged from series of work sessions and workshops, the strong participation of stakeholders in formulating the 8th CPAP has promoted national and subnational ownership of the programme.


The CPAP consists of three programme components: (1) Reproductive Health and Rights (2) Population and Development (3) Gender Equality, integrating gender-sensitive, rights-based and culturally-sensitive approaches in line with the principles of good governance. Advocacy, data availability and analysis, the humanitarian context, as well as South-South Cooperation are issues that will cut across all programme components.


The programme will work at both the central and subnational levels through strategic capacity building to operationalize national policies and programmes and to promote evidence-based decision making. Based on series of assessments, ten districts have been chosen to receive pilot initiatives that will later undergo a thorough analysis for nationwide replication. The estimated budget for 2011-2015 CPAP is US$ 29,000,000.