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Indonesia Country Strategic Plan (2021–2025)

Operation ID: ID02

CSP approved by the EB.2/2020 session

Indonesia is an upper-middle-income country with a population of over 267 million. A member of the Group of Twenty, it is among the world’s 10 largest economies by purchasing power parity. Indonesia has made steady progress in human development and poverty reduction, but challenges remain: the prevalence of stunting and wasting are among the highest in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, rates of overweight and obesity are increasing and micronutrient deficiencies are assumed to be high. Inequality in economic development, food security, nutrition and access to services persists across the different regions of the country, as does gender inequality. Indonesia is also exposed to the impacts of frequent disasters.

At the time of writing, in August 2020, Indonesia was heavily affected by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), with an increase in cases and an impact on health and development. The crisis risks reversing decades of progress and exacerbating underlying inequality. The economic impacts of COVID-19 are far-reaching, with Indonesia’s unemployment rate forecast to increase from 5.3 percent in 2019 to 7.5 percent in 2020.

This country strategic plan is aligned with the United Nations sustainable development cooperation framework for Indonesia for 2021–2025 and the Government’s 2020–2024 medium-term development plan and was informed by key stakeholder consultations and the findings of the evaluation of the country strategic plan for 2017–2020. It contributes to Strategic Results 2 and 5 of WFP’s Strategic Plan (2017–2021) and Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 17 through three strategic outcomes:

➢ Strategic outcome 1: By 2025 the Government and other partners have enhanced capacity to generate and apply high-quality evidence as a basis for the reduction of food insecurity and malnutrition.

➢ Strategic outcome 2: By 2025 the Government, other partners and communities have enhanced capacity to mitigate the impact of disasters and climate change on food security and nutrition.

➢ Strategic outcome 3: By 2025 populations at risk of multiple forms of malnutrition benefit from increased national capacity to design and implement programmes that enhance access to and promote positive behaviours on healthy diets and prevent stunting and other nutritional deficiencies.

WFP’s primary partner is the Government, with its relevant coordinating and line ministries. WFP will work within the United Nations sustainable development cooperation framework with all relevant partners, including international financial institutions, donors, national and international research institutions, local, national and international civil society, non-governmental organizations and the private sector, paying attention to inclusion and diversity