National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM)
Australia provides assistance to the Indonesian Government's National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM) which is recognised as one of the most successful community driven development projects in the world. This program has generated jobs, provided loans to female small traders and home-based businesses and increased community access to markets, town centres, clean water supplies and health and education facilities. In communities supported by PNPM, poor households have a greater likelihood of exiting poverty.
Through a sub-program known as PNPM Generasi, Australia is helping improve maternal and child health and provide communities with education materials and incentives for teachers and children to stay in school.
Australia's support includes helping the Indonesian Government to roll out PNPM across the country, improving health and education outcomes and providing support for a microcredit program to improve access to finance for the poor.
Results to date
- Australia’s assistance is helping PNPM to reach around 60,000 villages each year.
- PNPM has supported the building or reconstruction of around 53,000 kilometres of roads, 11,000 bridges, 18,000 clean water supply systems, 10,000 sanitation units, 13,000 kilometres of irrigation channels, 1,700 rural village electrification units, 6,900 health posts and 11,000 schools.
- Australia’s assistance to PNPM Generasi, a pilot program targeting health and education, is helping it operate in more than 3,000 villages across eight provinces, benefitting approximately 3.5 million women and children.
The following documents describe in more detail the National Program for Community Empowerment initiative*. Documents are uploaded as the initiative progresses.
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*The Australian aid program is committed to publishing documents and data concerning Australia’s official development assistance in a way that is comprehensive, accessible and current. Our practice is to publish documents once finalised and where appropriate after the partner government and any other partners directly involved in the delivery of the initiative have been consulted. Not all material published on this site is created by the Australian aid program and therefore not all documents reflect our views. In limited circumstances some information may be withheld for reasons including privacy and commercial sensitivity.
Last reviewed: 1 November, 2013