In 2011, the UK Government announced that it would end bilateral aid to Indonesia, with the exception of environmental programs to halt deforestation and to promote climate change remediation.
Just under 20 percent of Indonesians live on less than US$2 per day. Despite this, the UK decision concluded a decade-long decline in UK aid spending in Indonesia in areas such as health and humanitarian assistance. At the same time, it mirrors a lamentable trend among Western donors to reduce spending on programs that promote economic growth.
By this action, the UK effectively denounced a formal commitment made in 2009, along with other donors, to align aid programs with Indonesian development goals. This was called "The Jakarta Commitment". Fourteen donors pledged to support leading Indonesian priorities such as governance, education, health and the reduction of poverty.
But even by 2009, UK bilateral aid spending in Indonesia (around £10 million a year) had come to be dominated by two policy areas: illegal logging and low carbon development - particularly relating to deforestation. …..read more… crown eco management Indonesia