UNFPA in Indonesia

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency with a mission to “deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every child birth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled”.


These efforts are guided by the Programme of Action adopted at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and UNFPA’s global Strategic Plan 2014-2017.


UNFPA began its partnership with Indonesia in 1972 to deliver strengthened family planning services, demographic research, and population education programmes at schools. Today, UNFPA is one of Indonesia’s most important partners in addressing reproductive health, gender and population issues.


As the world’s fourth most populous country, Indonesia remains a priority country for UNFPA, but the terms of engagement now reflect progress achieved and the country’s evolving population dynamics and level of development.


9th Country Programme (2016-2020)

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:

  1. Improved policies and programmes to address barriers in ensuring rights-based maternal health and HIV-SRH  linkages, including in humanitarian settings.
  2. Strengthened rights-based, equitable and quality family planning policies and programmes, utilizing regional and international partnerships, including South-South Cooperation.
  3. Improved policies and programmes to fulfil the rights and needs of adolescents and youth, including in humanitarian settings.
  4. Improved policies and programmes to address barriers in the prevention and responses to gender-based violence and harmful practices, including in humanitarian settings.
  5. Increased availability of quality population data and robust analysis on population dynamics and its linkages with national policies and programmes related to  sexual and reproductive health, gender equality, humanitarian response, and sustainable development. 


UNFPA implements its programmes through partnerships with several GOI ministries, departments and agencies including: Ministry of National Development Planning / National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN), Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection (MOWECP), BPS-Statistics Indonesia, National AIDS Commission (KPAN) and National Commission on Prevention of Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan).


Additionally, UNFPA maintains active partnerships with other Government bodies, civil society organizations, faith-based organizations, the private sector, and youth and women’s networks.


For more information about UNFPA in Indonesia’s work throughout the years, please visit the Publications page.


For more information about UNFPA, please visit the global website.