Developing renewable energies
Controlling urban development
Preserving maritime and forestry resources
Improving financial management
Indonesia is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia and the world’s fourth most populous country (262 million inhabitants). The country has recently established democratic institutions, which make it highly attractive to foreign investors. However, the archipelago is faced with a lack of infrastructure and a high poverty rate.
The Indonesian archipelago is located in the heart of the Indian Ocean and is made up of over 17,000 islands. With its 50,000 km of tropical coastlines and half of its surface area covered by forests, Indonesia is a biodiversity hotspot. This biodiversity is threatened by human activity and climate change.
Indonesia has set out on the path of sustainable development, while strengthening its political and financial good governance.
AFD has been operating in Indonesia since 2007. It was initially involved in “post-tsunami” action and today supports more inclusive and environmentally friendly growth.