Indonesia took over the leadership of the GPEDC as one of the Co-Chairs from 2023 to 2026, demonstrating its commitment to furthering the effectiveness principles in development initiatives. Led by the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas, Indonesia is currently participating in the fourth round of the Global Partnership monitoring exercise. Through the monitoring exercise, Indonesia aims to identify specific challenges encountered by various development stakeholders at the country level. Moreover, insights obtained from the monitoring exercise will guide the government in formulating policies and strategies, with a specific focus on strengthening multi-stakeholder partnerships in development co-operation.
To officially initiate the roll-out of the monitoring exercise in the country, Bappenas organized a Kick-Off Meeting, convening an array of development actors in the country. The event was held on 16 August 2023 and participated by 40 participants, comprising representatives from other line ministries, bi-/multilateral development partners, civil society organizations (CSOs), the private sector, trade unions, philanthropy, and think tanks.
The event was opened with a message from Mr. Bogat Widyatmoko, the Deputy Minister for Politics, Law, Defense, and Security of Bappenas. In his message, Mr. Widyatmoko stressed that multi-stakeholder partnerships were a key priority for Indonesia. The outcomes from the monitoring exercise should provide the national government with strategic recommendations to optimize the enabling environment for multi-stakeholder partnerships. On this occasion, Indonesia announced its plan to organize the Global Summit on Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships in 2024.
Complementing the key message from Mr. Widyatmoko, Ms. Valerie Julliand, UN Resident Coordinator Indonesia, conveyed that the evidence generated through the Global Partnership monitoring exercise would enable the national governments and other development stakeholders to come into discussions on the actions to maximize the development impact. Furthermore, the evidence would enable the national government to explore a way to mobilize further resources through new forms of financing towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as indicated in the Indonesia Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF) 2022. In addition, Mr. Siprianus Bate Soro, Assistant Resident Representative, UNDP Indonesia, stressed the importance of Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships, which have made a significant contribution to development in Indonesia.
The urgency and Indonesia’s national policy for effective development co-operation was presented by Mr. Hendra Wahanu Prabandani, the Director for Foreign Policy and International Development Co-operation of Bappenas. In his presentation, Mr. Prabandani highlighted the four effectiveness principles and Indonesia’s national policy on strengthening international development co-operation, as prescribed by the National Medium-Term Development Plan 2020-2024. Furthermore, Mr. Prabandani explained the different phases of the monitoring exercise and the planned interventions for each monitoring phase.
The presentation was followed by two video messages from the Ministry of Finance, Nepal, and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), the Philippines. The video messages provided participants with invaluable insights into the progress of other countries' participation in the Global Partnership monitoring exercise as well as their strategies for institutionalizing the monitoring exercise within national development processes.
During the discussions, participants raised questions concerning the already existing mechanism to monitor the SDGs and the complementarity of the Global Partnership monitoring exercise with this framework. Both Bappenas and UNDP stressed that the Global Partnership monitoring exercise would not replace the existing monitoring mechanism at the country level. The monitoring exercise would complement the existing mechanism by providing not only some qualitative data such as the three SDG indicators (17.15.1, 17.16.1, and 5.c.1) but also qualitative results on development co-operation - such as assessment of the private sector engagement in development initiatives. To mitigate the coordination burden, the Global Partnership monitoring exercise needs to be integrated into ongoing or existing national processes.
A representative from the CSO raised a key point, emphasizing the importance of ensuring that the monitoring results would also translate into meaningful changes at the community level. Leave No One Behind is one of the dimensions of the Global Partnership monitoring framework, which captures insights into the national government's efforts to support vulnerable and marginalized groups. The monitoring exercise additionally promotes the active involvement of CSOs to capture the on-ground dynamics at the community level.
Learn more about our impact on country-level development through the insights from UN Resident Co-ordinator Indonesia, Ms. Valerie Julliand. For more information about the UN's works in Indonesia, please visit https://indonesia.un.org/en.
Indonesia has officially entered the data collection phase. Please explore Indonesia’s country page on the GPEDC Global Dashboard for updated information on the country’s participation in monitoring processes, development co-operation policies, mechanisms, and more.