The EU has contributed more than €500 million in development assistance to Indonesia over the last ten years.
In Indonesia, the EU provides support to governance issues, including strengthening public finance management and public procurement procedures, as well as the justice sector. Economic cooperation programmes also continue, which strengthen the policy framework and promote trade and investment. Education is another important area of EU cooperation, with major programmes supporting basic education standards and policy reform, with a particular focus on fostering quality teaching, as well as higher education opportunities. The EU is also one of the main development actors promoting initiatives that protect the environment, the sustainable management of Indonesia’s rich rainforests and the fight against climate change. Efforts in the area of health also continue, with the EU and its Member States contributing significantly to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
In the future, through thematic and regional cooperation programmes, the EU will concentrate its support on Indonesia’s priority sectors. These include higher education, continued aid for trade, support to green infrastructure, green growth, climate change and forestry, as well as South-South and Triangular Cooperation, and civil society support.