Consistent with government priorities, we work with innovative leaders to build effective partnerships and advance reforms that strengthen judicial systems, protect human rights, promote equitable economic growth, and promote public participation in civic education, as well as election monitoring. The Foundation’s improvement of environmental governance resulted in the protection of more than 1.3 million hectares of Indonesian forest.

Sandra Hamid,
Country Representative

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The Asia Foundation – Indonesia

Jakarta 12067, Indonesia

Tel: +62 (21)7278-6557


Civic Tech and Indonesian Development

Indonesia’s digital era is well underway. Many start-ups have been established and achieved notable success, the number of technopreneurs is growing, and the government has now decided to open the economy to more investment in e-commerce. Add a new idea into the mix. Where some IT initiatives tend to focus on business and the economy, The Asia Foundation is taking a very different approach, promoting the idea of “civic tech” or “tech for good.” The concept aims to utilize technology to enable more engagement and participation from the public.

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