Democratic Governance

  • SAJI Project

    Indonesia registers only 17 percent of its vulnerable population with access to legal service while the poorer provinces throughout the Eastern part of the country has only as low as 10 percent of capacity in bringing cases to court. For the most part, this issue was caused by limited income of the communities that has hindered the access to pursue legal action through the formal justice system. The level of awareness to the legal aid service provided free of charge by the Government has proven to be low with as much as 96.5 percent of the Supreme Court’s IDR 34.5 billion legal aid budget had remained untouched in 2011.

  • Indonesian Democracy Index (IDI) project

    The democracy transition which took place in 1999 has brought about some progressive changes that started with the democratic election in 1999 whereby new political parties took part in the general elections and subsequently paved the way for the presidential election in 2004. The country which has rolled out decentralization governance throughout 33 provinces and over 500 districts and municipalities has now function with the Regional Representative Council and reformed its basic political laws towards a full democracy

  • The Legal Empowerment and Assistance for the Disadvantaged

    The Legal Empowerment and Assistance for the Disadvantaged (LEAD) Project was designed to target poor and marginalized citizens in order to promote greater access to justice for all.

  • PGSP

    In 2010, UNDP in a joint initiative with the Government of Indonesia (GoI) launched the Provincial Governance Strengthening Programme (PGSP) to address the challenges emerging with the decentralized political process, set up nearly a decade ago.


UNDP focuses on supporting the Government of Indonesia in its efforts to achieve effective decentralized governance by clarifying and strengthening the role of provincial governments, while simultaneously creating conducive legal frameworks for the appropriate authorities Building on its successful support to the National Strategy on Access to Justice