JAKARTA – The United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Indonesia, represented by the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas), agreed to a Bilateral Development Cooperation Framework (BDCF) worth up to US$650 million covering the next five years. Through the BDCF, USAID will work together with Indonesian government and non-government partners to improve the lives and prosperity of Indonesians, reduce extreme poverty, and strengthen Indonesia’s self-reliance.
“USAID continues to work alongside our Indonesian partners as they strive to realize their development goals. In pursuit of mutual prosperity and security, the framework signed today will be used to implement joint activities in several sectors, including public health and the ongoing response to the COVID-19 global pandemic,” said USAID Indonesia Mission Director Ryan Washburn.
The new framework marks a new milestone between USAID and Indonesia that will fortify a long-standing partnership. Through results-driven investment, USAID works with the Government and people of Indonesia to strengthen a just and accountable democracy, expand basic services, and enhance mutual security and prosperity in line with Indonesia’s development vision as outlined in its medium-term development plan.
The U.S. Government has invested more than $5 billion in total assistance over the past 20 years, including more than $1 billion for health. Since 1950, the U.S. Government, through USAID and its predecessor agencies, has partnered for development solutions in education, health, governance, gender equity, economic growth and the environment. This critical work has transformed generations of Indonesian families and communities, ensuring health and lasting prosperity. USAID’s partnership with Indonesia encompasses just a portion of the U.S. Embassy’s activities in Indonesia, which demonstrates the breadth of engagement under the U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Partnership.
For more information, visit http://indonesia.usaid.gov/ or contact USAID Communications Officer Swiny Andina at email@example.com or +628118080084.