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Danish Government Grant Promotes Good Governance in Indonesia

December 16, 2009

Royal Danish Ambassador to Indonesia Børge Petersen announced Monday a $10 million grant from the Danish government to promote good governance and reduce corruption in Indonesia. The Asia Foundation is one of four organizations that will carry out the work over the next three years. At a ceremony in Jakarta, (see photo) the Ambassador signed agreements with The Asia Foundation and each of the three other organizations.

Royal Danish Ambassador to Indonesia Borge Petersen (second left) with Transparency International Indonesia Secretary General Teten Masduki (left), The Asia Foundation's Country Representative in Indonesia Robin Bush (second right) and Kemitraan (Partnership for Governance Reform) Executive Director Wicaksono Sarosa (right) during a ceremony held at his residence.

Royal Danish Ambassador to Indonesia Borge Petersen (second left) with Transparency International Indonesia Secretary General Teten Masduki (left), The Asia Foundation's Country Representative in Indonesia Robin Bush (second right) and Kemitraan (Partnership for Governance Reform) Executive Director Wicaksono Sarosa (right) during a ceremony held at his residence.

The Foundation will partner with 12 local NGOs to launch a new project to work with religious and other community leaders, the police, civil servants, and religious courts to promote human rights and civic values.

Read more in The Jakarta Post.

Related locations: Indonesia
Related programs: Strengthen Governance

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