Improving planning policy capacities concerning the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Indonesia and the Global South (SDGs SSTC)

Project description

Title: Strengthening Capacities for Policy Planning for the Imple-mentation 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 im-portant milestones. 

Various efforts as well as substantial progress have been made in implementing the Sustaina-ble Development Goals (SDGs) in Indonesia. National development planning, budgeting, and monitoring of the government measures are coordinated with the 2030 Agenda and imple-mented participatively in the form of multi-stakeholder partnerships. Work is carried out con-sistently 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 responsibil-ity 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 Ger-many. 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 im-prove the effectiveness of its SSTC, Indonesia established an Agency for International Devel-opment (Indonesian AID) in October 2019. An important task of the new agency will be to con-tinue 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 con-cerning the implementation of the SDGs and in the SSTC. These range from further develop-ing policies and broadening practical experience to involve important social actors. The project supports the synergy and complementarity between the implementation of the SDGs in Indo-nesia 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 Agen-da 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 tech-nical cooperation. Jointly identify, plan, implement and facilitate the process with beneficiary countries in line with areas that are prioritised in Indonesian-German cooperation (energy, en-vironment, 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 develop-ment 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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