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Supporting Indonesia’s SDGs

  • Emma Sri Martini

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Jakarta   /   Fri, October 5, 2018   /  01:00 pm
Supporting Indonesia’s SDGs Urban poor – A resident carries out her daily activities in a slum area in Kapuk Teko, Jakarta, on Sept. 27. Poverty alleviation is one of prime issues highlighted in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a global development agenda adopted by world leaders last year. (Antara/Rivan Awal Lingga)

Infrastructure is a crucial element of economic competitiveness and productivity. It acts as an important enabler for an economy to thrive and for a society to prosper. The government is really making an effort to invest in the future by closing our infrastructure and human capital gap. In addition to significant investments in Indonesia’s human capital — through education, health and social protection — the government has also made efforts to accelerate infrastructure investment in various parts of the country to keep our economy competitive going forward. 

Infrastructure consists of many sectors all linked to people’s welfare and it has direct impacts on people’s lives and livelihoods. In transportation, for example, Indonesia has been improving connectivity among the islands to improve efficiencies, boost regional economies and lower t...

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