Delivering on gender equality promises and expanding access to sustainable financing across Indonesia

UN Resident Coordinator of Indonesia, Ms. Valerie Julliand has led the UN Country Team in strengthening engagement with national authorities and delivering a broad range of joint programmes, making particular progress in the area of development financing and gender equality, and systematizing the use of data for evidence-based approaches to showcase UN results.  

  • Backed by funding from the UN Joint SDG Fund, the Resident Coordinator has led the UN Country Team in spearheading an innovative financing programme called ASSIT. The joint programme brings together UNDP, UNICEF, UNIDO, and UNEP to support the Government of Indonesia in accelerating investments to meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs)through access to new financing instruments at scale. The programme has provided pathways for the Government to build a stronger regulatory environment for financing towards the achievement of the SDGs, which has been critical to accelerate financing in climate mitigation & adaptation, water & sanitation, and marine resource management, for example.

  • The Resident Coordinator also led major improvements in gender mainstreaming across the UN portfolio in Indonesia, gradually moving from gender sensitive to gender responsive and – when relevant – gender transformative outputs. Training and capacity building exercise were carried out, thanks to UN Women, and gender considerations now permeate the work of the UN Country Team from initial programme planning to programme implementation and evaluation.  

  • The Resident Coordinator also led the UN Country Team in coordinating and adopting a concerted approach to SDG data across all relevant custodian agencies. In addition, she introduced UNINFO to more than 200 participants from 27 Indonesian Government agencies, to hand them easy-to-access visibility on the work of the UN and its partners in the country, including spending disaggregated by SDGs. Government agencies now have understanding of the key features of the UN INFO system and can use it to have information and data on UN activities at their fingertip.  

Watch the video below from the Resident Coordinator to learn more about results in Indonesia. 

Asia and the Pacific

Valerie Julliand

Resident Coordinator in Indonesia