Program Peduli is a Government of Indonesia initative designed to improve social inclusion for six of Indonesia’s most marginalized groups who are underserved by government services and social protection programs. These six groups of ‘pillars’ are: (1) Vulnerable children and youth, (2) Remote local indigenous communities reliant on natural resources, (3) Victims of religious-based discrimination, intolerance and violence, (4) Persons with disability, (5) Human rights and social restoration, and (6) Waria (male-to-female transgender).

In 2014, the Joko Widodo administration set nine development priorities, or “Nawa Cita,” for the five-year period from 2015 to 2019. Peduli supports five of these “Nawa Cita” commitments:

  • Nawacita 1: Returning the state to its task of protecting all citizens
  • Nawacita 2: Developing clean, effective, trusted and democratic governance
  • Nawacita 3: Build the periphery by strengthening regions and villages
  • Nawacita 5: Improving quality of life
  • Nawacita 9: Strengthening the spirit of “unity in diversity” and social reform

Program Peduli works together with the Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture (Kemenko PMK) to contribute to poverty reduction with women, children, and marginalised groups prioritised under broad areas that include meeting basic needs and services, community empowerment, development of villages, human development, and social restoration.

In the first phase, the program was named Program Nasional Pemberdayaan Masyarakat (PNPM) Peduli and was facilitated during 2011-2014 by PNPM Support Facility (PSF) – World Bank. In March 2014, The Asia Foundation was designated the Managing Partner for Phase II of Program Peduli, with funding from the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). In December 2016, Program Peduli was granted a two-year extension until December 2018.  

In this phase of Program Peduli, activities focus on improving social and economic inclusion in Indonesia’s development by increasing access to basic rights and social services for marginalized groups.  

Program Peduli works in partnership with nine national umbrella organizations and 69 civil society organizations in 75 cities/districts in 21 provinces. A map of Program Peduli’s working areas and partners can be accessed here.

This siteis intended for the public, mass media, and policymakers with photos, videos and short stories on Program Peduli’s partners core work on social inclusion.

  • Portraits of Inclusion displays photos, stories and videos of social inclusion.
  • Support is a collection of information, infographics, and social media materials that anyone can access to promote social inclusion in their respective environments.

Use the hashtag #IDInklusif on your social media to participate and share the stories about the social inclusion activities conducted by Indonesian citizens in everyday life. For further information, contact info@programpeduli.org.