Government of Indonesia and UNICEF sign $150 M Country Program Action Plan to deliver seven goals for the welfare of Indonesian children
Jakarta, 30 December 2020 – To support development for children in areas such as health, nutrition, water and sanitation, education, child protection and social policy, the Government of Indonesia and UNICEF signed a 2021-2025 Country Program Action Plan (CPAP) worth US$ 150 million which outlines a range of ambitious programs and interventions. It will also focus on cross-sectoral programs that cover youth development and participation as well as the various needs and priorities of women and children with disabilities. This strategic partnership aims to help every girl and boy in Indonesia reach their potential and ensure that no child is left behind.
Minister of National Development Planning/Head of Bappenas Suharso Monoarfa, emphasized that the CPAP signing is a commitment to the realization of children's rights within the framework of implementing one of the visions of the 2020-2024 National Mid-Term Development Plan (RPJMN), namely increasing human resources by 2024. “The government welcomes the continuation of the Country Program Action Plan (CPAP) with UNICEF, which has contributed significantly to the achievement of national priorities, especially regarding children. The country program will continue to produce various innovations that provide leverage to accelerate the achievement of development targets," Minister Suharso added.
CPAP 2021-2025 highlights the importance of innovation, technical assistance, and supports for policy and capacity development; the production and publication of knowledge products on good practices and learning; as well as program integration with cooperation between the Government of Indonesia and other United Nations agencies for program sustainability. “Indonesia has all the potential to address its development challenges for children,” said UNICEF Representative Debora Comini. “But we are stronger together. This is why, together with the Government, we are joining forces with civil society, faith-based organisations, academia and the private sector to address the needs of all children across the country.”
This collaboration aims to support the Government of Indonesia in achieving seven main goals related to child welfare. First, accelerating the reduction in stunting for children under 5 years of age to 14 percent. Second, to double the percentage of households using clean drinking water, to 15 percent. Third, reduce infant mortality by one third, from 24 to 16 deaths per 1,000 live births. Fourth, reach up to 90 percent of children aged 12-23 months who are fully immunized. Fifth, increase participation in early childhood education from 63 percent to 72 percent and adopt innovations to improve access and learning for the most marginalized children. Sixth, increase the coverage of health, social or law enforcement services for girls and boys who have experienced violence from 10 percent to 20 percent. Seventh, reduce the percentage of children living in poverty based on the national poverty line from 11.8 percent to 9 percent.
The Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas is the coordinator in implementing the 2021-2025 CPAP. Program implementation will also be carried out by other institutions, including the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Education and Culture, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Ministry of Villages and Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration, Ministry of Religion, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Public Works and Housing, National Population and Family Planning Agency and the Central Bureau of Statistics.
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