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General information on Indonesian development cooperation

Indonesia and the international aid architecture

As a middle-income country (MIC), Indonesia faces a distinctive set of challenges relating to aid, and more broadly to development effectiveness. The government of Indonesia’s relationship with international aid agencies is changing; the financing mechanisms at its disposal are taking new forms; and its development cooperation with low-income countries (LICs) and other MICs is being further articulated. Given the country’s development successes and its position as a large MIC, Indonesia has a strong contribution to make to efforts aimed at improving the international aid architecture for all recipients, including LICs and MICs.

Indonesia is a signatory to the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, and has committed to the aid effectiveness principles and commitments contained within it. Indonesia has been an active participant in regional preparations for the Third High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, including through engaging with global mechanisms and through dialogue with other countries in the Asia region. The government is committed to taking forward the Accra Agenda for Action as well as the Monterrey Consensus and the 2008 Doha Declaration on Financing for Development.

Using its experience and its active participation in the governance of international aid organizations, global foundations and funds, as well as its strong network of relationships with other countries in the region and globally, the government commits to working to strengthen the international aid architecture in ways that enhance its responsiveness to Indonesia’s needs as well as those of other developing countries. Development partners will support the government in this endeavour.

Source:

Jakarta Commitment, Aid for Development Effectiveness, Indonesia’s Road Map to 2014

Government of Indonesia and its Development Partners

For more information: 
http://pendanaan.bappenas.go.id/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=22

Indonesia has provided approximately US$42 million of foreign assistance over the past ten years In addition to technical cooperation, Indonesia has provided more than US$7 million in humanitarian assistance in the past two years.

http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2012/07/10/indonesia-undp-and-partners-boost-knowledge-exchange-between-developing-countries/

Improving the international governance of aid and strengthening South–South cooperation

The government of Indonesia and development partners commit to further strengthening regional processes and institutions facilitating South–South cooperation. Efforts at South–South cooperation will through time expand to include possibilities for financial assistance as well technical support from the government of Indonesia.

The Technical Cooperation Programme for Developing Countries (TCDC), based on South–South cooperation, is aimed at accelerating development and improving economic stability in developing countries. It also includes efforts to strengthen partnership among a number of countries. Carrying out activities in the framework of South–South cooperation creates an opportunity to share information and knowledge, and promotes a strong relationship and cooperation between Indonesia and other countries. The TCDC implies that developing countries also will assist each other in development and will strive to the level of economically developed countries, since there is a trend in developed countries to reduce aid to developing countries. By establishing partnerships among these countries, representatives of participating countries are given an opportunity to learn the culture and traditions of Indonesia.

The implementation of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) Indonesia is coordinated by National Coordination Team (NTC), Co-chaired by the Minister of National Development Planning/Chairperson of Bappenas and the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Vice Minister of National Development Planning/Vice Chairperson of Bappenas act as the Vice Chairperson I, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs as the Vice Chairperson II, and members consisting of Echelon I Line Ministries, and private sector representatives. The NCT has appointed Director of International Development Cooperation, Bappenas as a Chair of Technical Committee to implement the coordination of SSTC on daily basis.

The NTC consist of 3 Working Group (WG) which covers Institutional Framework in WG1, Program and Funding in WG2, and Monitoring Evaluation and Publication, Knowledge Management in WG3. The NCT on South-South Cooperation has established a website as source of information on Indonesia South-South Cooperation which can be accessed at:

http://www.ssc-indonesia.org.

Principal official agency responsible for TCB assistance to developing countries

Contact:

Technical Cooperation Directorate (TCD)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia

Jl. Pejambon No.6.

Jakarta Pusat, 10110

Indonesia

Telephone: (+62 21) 344 15 08

http://www.kemlu.go.id

Technical Cooperation Directorate (TCD), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia: To improve the TCDC, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia established a Technical Cooperation Directorate (TCD) in early 2006 for implementation of its technical co-operation programme for developing countries. By establishing partnerships among these countries, representatives of participating countries are given an opportunity to learn the culture and traditions of Indonesia.

Other government and official agencies with responsibilities directly relevant to TCB

Contact:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia

Jl. Pejambon No.6.

Jakarta Pusat, 10110

ndonesia

Telephone: (+62 21) 344 15 08

http://www.kemlu.go.id

TCB cooperation initiatives with UN/international agencies and bilateral partners

A few selected examples are given below:

Indonesia cooperated with the Japanese Agency (JICA) for International Development to provide TCDC technical assistance for developing countries in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Ocean region and Latin America in the form of educational programmes and training for specialists.

A recent example of Indonesia’s taking on more of a leadership role in South-South and Triangular Cooperation was its hosting of a high-level forum on knowledge exchange involving more than 300 policy-makers and practitioners from 46 countries. To further signal to its commitment on South-South and Triangular Cooperation, Indonesia also agreed to contribute $1.5 million to the World Bank’s South-South Exchange Facility, a multi-donor trust fund executed by the World Bank Institute.

Source: http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/post/2012/07/25/Indonesia-emerging-aid-donor.aspx

The conference, Towards Country-Led Knowledge Hubs, which took place in 2012, focused on how to build stronger institutions that play a key role as ‘knowledge exchange hubs’—gathering lessons learned and building networks to share them more systematically. This first global high-level meeting to boost knowledge exchange between developing countries was attended by at least 200 policy-makers and representatives from 40 countries.

At the two-day meeting organized by the Government of Indonesia, the World Bank, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), participants presented several institutional arrangements for knowledge sharing. They ranged from Singapore’s Cooperation Enterprise and Brazil’s agricultural research and technology transfer hub (Embrapa) to the international development cooperation agencies established by Colombia, Mexico and South Africa.

For more information: 
http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2012/07/10/indonesia-undp-and-partners-boost-knowledge-exchange-between-developing-countries/

Selected TCB programmes and activities described in this guide

TRADE POLICY DEVELOPMENT

SOUTH-SOUTH AND TRIANGULAR COOPERATION