How do I bring peace to Indonesia


Indonesia has been a middle-income country since 2007. The country is a member of the group of the 20 most important industrialized and emerging countries (G20) and plays an important role regionally. Jakarta is the seat of the secretariat of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Indonesia is therefore one of the global development partners of the German Development Ministry (BMZ), who play a decisive role in achieving international development goals.

GIZ is active in Indonesia on behalf of BMZ. Other clients are the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the Federal Foreign Office and the European Union.

The German-Indonesian cooperation focuses on three priority areas:

  • energy
  • environmental Protection
  • Vocational education / economic development

Cross-cutting issues are good governance and cooperation with the private sector.

In the international cooperation of the BMU, Indonesia plays an important role due to its importance for climate protection and the preservation of biodiversity.

In the field of energy, remote island regions in Indonesia in particular face major challenges. The “Energizing Development” partnership has been supporting rural electrification through renewable energies since 2009. So far 189,000 people, 1,500 public institutions and 2,700 rural businesses have been given access to energy.

In the area of ​​environmental protection, the federal company supports the Indonesian government in preserving the diverse tropical rainforests. GIZ advises the state on creating a legal framework, methods and services for sustainable forest management

In vocational training, GIZ supports the reform of the vocational training system, among other things. In addition, the federal company promotes the exchange and cooperation between state actors and the economy in order to better align training offers to the needs of the labor market.

In the area of ​​sustainable economic development, the establishment and expansion of social security systems is also exemplary. In 2014, statutory health insurance based on the German model was introduced, which should cover the entire population of over 250 million people by 2019.

GIZ is also advising the Indonesian government on merging public transport into an integrated transport system in order to reduce private passenger transport. This is intended to reduce the risks of climate change in urban areas.

The GIZ office in Jakarta is also responsible for regional projects with the ASEAN Secretariat and cooperation with the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.