Strengthening Capacities for Policy Planning for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Indonesia and in the Global South (SDGs SSTC)

Project description

Title: Strengthening Capacities for Policy Planning for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Indonesia and in the Global South (SDGs SSTC)
Comissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Indonesia
Lead executing agency: Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas)
Overall term: 2020 to 2023

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Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular measures to achieve Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, are highlighted as strategic priorities for the Government of Indonesia. Since July 2017, a presidential decree has formalized the tasks of the different coordination centres at central, regional and local level, while also defining important milestones. 

Various efforts as well as substantial progress have been made in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Indonesia. National development planning, budgeting, and monitoring of the government measures are coordinated with the 2030 Agenda and implemented participatively in the form of multi-stakeholder partnerships. Work is carried out consistently to create more synergy between national and sub-national stakeholders in achieving the SDGs. However, many individual efforts by state and non-state-actors to implement the SDGs have not yet been fully integrated, meaning that the results have not always been achieved to the best possible extent. This requires improving multi-stakeholder partnership as the spirit and core value of Goal 17 at all levels to better implement the SDGs and achieve targets faster. 

Implementing the 2030 Agenda is also a guiding principle for Indonesia’s South-South and Triangular Cooperation. Over the past 10 years, Indonesia has taken on increasing responsibility for global goals such as G20 membership and becoming a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council by sharing equal responsibility with eight other members including Germany. South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) is an important element in Indonesia’s foreign policy to promote a world order based on freedom, peace and social justice. To improve the effectiveness of its SSTC, Indonesia established an Agency for International Development (Indonesian AID) in October 2019. An important task of the new agency will be to continue to elaborate standard working procedures in line with the principle of the 2030 Agenda e.g. in terms of multi-stakeholder approaches. 

Despite the significant progress already achieved, there are still many challenges, both concerning the implementation of the SDGs and in the SSTC. These range from further developing policies and broadening practical experience to involve important social actors. The project supports the synergy and complementarity between the implementation of the SDGs in Indonesia and South-South and Triangular Cooperation as well as the concrete aim to work with Indonesia as a global partner. 


The capacities of state and non-state actors as well as their collaboration in implementing the 2030 Agenda in Indonesia and in Indonesian South-South and Triangular Cooperation have been reinforced. 


GIZ will provide support in the implementation using the following approaches: 

  • Advising the National SDG Secretariat to clarify its mandate and responsibilities at provincial level and its multi-stakeholder partnerships, mobilizing additional resources for the 2030 Agenda and re-designing monitoring, evaluation, and reporting processes;
  • Leveraging non-state actors‘ engagement including faith-based organisation at the sub-national levels to achieve the SDGs by supporting the operationalisation of four(4) identified university SDG centres in 4 pilot provinces (West Sumatera, North Kalimantan, Gorontalo, and East Nusa Tenggara);
  • Jointly promote Indonesia’s best practices in achieving the SDGs at international forums.
  • Continue improving South-South Triangular Cooperation practices in Indonesia through technical cooperation. Jointly identify, plan, implement and facilitate the process with beneficiary countries in line with areas that are prioritised in Indonesian-German cooperation (energy, environment, TVET/economic development);
  • Continue supporting the process to establish the newly launched Indonesian AID (Agency for International Development) as the coordinating agency for Indonesia’s international development cooperation by jointly developing one guideline/standard operational procedure for SSTC Indonesia as agreed by the NCT SSC or the Task Force for Indonesian AID;
  • Improve the capacity of National Coordination Team of South-South Cooperation and or the Task Force for the Indonesian AID by documenting the lessons learned from triangular coop-eration as experienced by the NCT within the project framework. 


Latest update: October 2020

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