Country Programmes

Promoting rights of people with disabilities in Indonesia

Start DateOngoingEnd Date
4 Oct 201231 Dec 2017
Programme Status
Programme Budget
US$ 521,076
Thematic focus: Awareness Raising, Disability Policy and/or Law, OPDs capacity building, Statistics and Data Collection

Implementing Partners

UN Agencies

  • WHO
  • ILO

Government Organizations

  • National Human Rights Institutions
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Manpower
  • Ministry of Education and Culture
  • Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection
  • Parliament and its Committees

Organizations of Persons with Disabilities

  • Association of Indonesian Disabled Persons
  • Indonesian National Council for Social Welfare
  • DPO members of International Disability Alliance
  • Disability Rights Fund grantees

The Programme

Indonesia ratified CRPD in 2011 and was in need to develop a new disability policy and put in place a more articulated institutional architecture to address the persistent discrimination faced by persons with disabilities throughout the country.  There was also a demand for improved data collection mechanisms and for a more coordinated disability rights movement with stronger capacity to engage in policy dialogue.
UNPRPD joint programme was launched in October 2012 with the following objectives: to enhance the capacity of disability focal point institutions at different levels of government; to strengthen the capacity of organizations of persons with disabilities and improve their collaboration with public authorities; and to assist with the development of more effective systems for disability data collection.


For strengthened disability architecture, the UNCT in Indonesia addressed two specific areas of interventions advised by all stakeholders

Reinforcement of national institutions and mechanisms for better and stronger coordination in raising awareness and promoting disability rights that will remove bottlenecks enabling sustainable government interventions and allocation of budgets for disability,

Strengthened technical capacity of Statistics Indonesia to provide with improved disability data for more strategic policies concerning persons with disabilities.

The issues were addressed through the comparative advantages of the UN agencies in Indonesia including technical, thematic expertise, programmes and initiatives, and the UN’s overall mandate on normative and operational work on the country level.

Programme Documents