Summary of publication
Australia provided an estimated AUD335.6 million in official development assistance to Indonesia in 2018-19. Of this, approximately AUD279 million is bilateral funding managed by DFAT. Indonesia is one of Australia’s most important bilateral relationships. Its continued prosperity and stability is fundamental for our shared global future. 2018-19 marked an elevation of that relationship with the finalisation of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (CSP) and signing of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA). As reflected in the CSP and IA-CEPA, our longstanding development cooperation with Indonesia remains a key component of the partnership, targeting and achieving results in areas of strategic importance to our shared interests. Australia remains a valuable source of advice and expertise that has helped the Indonesia government plan, budget and access multilateral loans to invest in social, economic and infrastructure programs. Supporting Indonesia to invest in human capital development is helping to improve inclusive economic growth that can lift people out of poverty and engage in economic opportunities.
This report summarises the performance of Australia’s development program in Indonesia from July 2018 to June 2019 against the Indonesia Aid Investment Plan 2015-2019 (AIP): (1) effective economic institutions and infrastructure; (2) human development for a productive and healthy society; and (3) an inclusive society through effective governance.