Indonesia Compact Contributes To National Priorities And Generates Innovations In Development.

Jakarta, May 8th 2018 – Indonesia Compact –Indonesia and US Government’s partnership program to reduce poverty through economic growth— has reached the final phase of implementation. Five years since implemented, Indonesia Compact has contributed to national priorities in three key sectors, namely Green Prosperity, Stunting Prevention, and  Modernization Procurement as well as many development innovations. “The success of Indonesia Compact is evident from  the various projects that have been integrated into the National Priorities. The strategic values and innovations that Indonesia Compact has generated are valuable lessons and models for the government and other development partners,”  Minister of National Development Planning/Head of BAPPENAS Bambang Brodjonegoro said in the closing ceremony of  Indonesia Compact in Jakarta.
Compact Indonesia has developed a stunting reduction model that integrates community empowerment and strengthens health services, also behavior change campaigns to support the national target to reduce stunting to 28 percent by 2019. Through the Community-Based Health and Nutrition Project to Reduce Stunting (PKGBM), Compact reaches 2 million  toddlers in 11 provinces, 64 districts, and 5,700 villages. More than 30.000 health workers have been trained on nutrition, sanitation, and monitoring-evaluation; the national nutrition campaign has reached more than 48 million people. Compact  Indonesia has succeeded in strengthening the government’s commitment from the village to national level and working across sectors to handle stunting.

Indonesia Compact’s investment through the Green Prosperity Project has contributed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 1 million metric tons per year, in line with the National Action Plan for Greenhouse Gas Emission  Reduction. This is done through various efforts, namely the development of 12.3 MW total renewable energy in 11  provinces, the restoration of 16,580 hectares of peatland, sustainable farming involving 121,143 farmers, replanting 2  million trees and participatory land use planning in 40 districts that contributes to the One Map Policy. Various innovations have been generated, such as development of village electricity company managed by the private sector and community. All the lessons learned from these projects are collected and disseminated to key stakeholders to be used as reference to green development.
Through the Procurement Modernization Project, Indonesia Compact supports the government’s procurement reform agenda. The project has built the capacity of 1,590 procurement professionals, strengthens procurement institutions  which turned 43 Procurement Services Unit (ULP) permanent and 30 as Center of Excellences, as much as 30,3 billion  rupiah has been saved through procurement contract catalog, development of Procurement Information Management System (PMIS) which has been adopted by Procurement Service Units and the National Public Procurement Agency (LKPP). This project is the government’s largest investment in efforts to reform legal efforts to be more transparent, accountable and professional.
Vice President and Secretary to the Board of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Jeanne Hauch who came to Indonesia for a series of Indonesia Compact closing events took pride in the achievements. “The MCC partnership with the Government of Indonesia introduces new models and systems developed to suit the needs of the Government of Indonesia and its people and we are delighted to see firsthand, the great work being done during our team visit to Lombok. We are proud of the results achieved and looking forward to see how the Indonesian people continue this success,” Jeanne Hauch added.

About Millennium Challenge Account – Indonesia (MCA-Indonesia)
MCA-Indonesia is the implementing entity of the Compact Grants from Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), which supports US Strategic Partnership with Indonesia. MCA-Indonesia aims to reduce poverty through economic growth, and manages the following  main projects: (1) Green Prosperity, (2) Community-Based Health and Nutrition to Reduce Stunting, and (3) Procurement Modernization.
About Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)
MCC is an innovative and independent agency of the US government, which aims to help alleviate poverty globally. Formed by the US Congress in 2004, MCC has distributed Compact Grants worth US $ 11.2 billion for 27 countries committed to good governance,  economic freedom and investments in their citizens. Compact Grants are competitive, meaning that the candidate countries must  compete in a transparent selection process. MCC holds the principle of country-led solutions and country-led implementation, so that the countries that receive the grants have the discretion and authority to identify problems and solutions, and to develop and implement its program.