Achieving the SDGs for children in Indonesia: Emerging findings for reaching the targets

Emerging findings for reaching the targets

A young boy peeks from beside his home
UNICEFIndonesia/2018/Shehzad Noorani


Indonesia is strongly committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Globally, the country played an active leadership role in the negotiations for the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which led to the formulation of the SDGs. It has also presented two voluntary national reviews (VNRs) at the high-level political forum for sustainable development (HLPF) in 2017 and 2019.

The Government of Indonesia and UNICEF are collaborating on research to better understand key factors that are influencing child outcomes and the likelihood of making satisfactory progress towards the SDGs under different scenarios. This summary note highlights emerging findings from that research. It focuses on a subset of the SDG targets and indicators, related to child poverty, malnutrition, mortality, education, child marriage and birth registration. The indicators selected reflect priority areas for children in the country as well as data availability.

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