Indonesia and ADB
In the Spotlight
Ridwan Kamil, Mayor of the city of Bandung in Indonesia, was at ADB’s headquarters in Manila to explore new ways of financing infrastructure in what has grown to become the country’s third largest city.
This latest energy sector assessment, strategy, and road map for Indonesia highlights energy sector performance, major development constraints, and government development plans and strategy.
Developing countries in Asia including Indonesia will enjoy continued strong economic growth despite a surprise vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union that chilled an already tepid recovery in Europe, according to the newly released Asian Development Outlook Supplement.
Early ADB assistance focused on agriculture but rapidly diversified in the 1980s to include energy, infrastructure, and education.
Indonesia boasts the largest economy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the 16th largest worldwide. Its economic growth since 2009 has helped lift over 3 million Indonesians out of poverty.
ADB adapts its support for Indonesia to reflect the complex development needs of a rapidly evolving middle-income country. The focus of assistance has moved from an emphasis on agriculture in the 1970s, to energy, urban infrastructure, and education in the 1980s, to finance sector reform and resilience in the late 1990s. With Indonesia having built much stronger systems and capacity, ADB now provides results-based forms of financing, enabling the country to use its internal systems and principle-based approaches.
Read the ADB and Indonesia fact sheet.
Projects in Indonesia
- Community-Focused Investments to Address Deforestation and Forest Degradation
- Sustainable Energy Access in Eastern Indonesia-Electricity Grid Development Program
- Flood Management in Selected River Basins Sector Project
- Fiscal and Public Expenditure Management Program (Subprogram 1)
- Sustainable Energy Access in Eastern Indonesia-Power Sector Generation Program (formerly: Eastern Indonesia Sustainable Energy Access Sector Project)
- Sustainable Infrastructure Assistance Program-Strengthening Verification in Results-Based Programs in Indonesia's Power Sector (Subproject 8)
- Sustainable Infrastructure Assistance Program - Improving Multimodal Connectivity to Support Integrated Land and Sea Tollway (Subproject 7)
- Sustainable Infrastructure Assistance Program - Sustainable Infrastructure Assistance Program - Strengthening Fiscal Risk Management of Accelerated Infrastructure Delivery (Subproject 9)
- Eastern Indonesia Sustainable Energy Access Sector Project
- Enhancing the Regulatory Framework of Financial Sector Development and Oversight
Average annual population growth rate in Indonesia (2010-2015)
Population living below the national poverty line in Indonesia (2015)
Population in Indonesia, in millions (2015)
Maternal mortality ratio in Indonesia, per 100,000 live births (2015)