Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country and comprises of more than 17.000 islands. As diverse as these islands are, so are the living conditions. Many regions of Indonesia are dominated by small and mediums-sized enterprises (SME).
Economic development on regional level has proven to be the most successful tool in boosting SME performance.
The overall objective of the RED Programme is to improve framework conditions, sector programs as well as planning and implementation processes for regional economic development. The project works on national level as well in pilot projects in three geographic regions. In a consortium with Meso partner and GFA, Swisscontact is implementing the approach in West Kalimantan (WK) and Central Java (CJ).
Swisscontact's technical assistance focuses on building capacity of local partners in planning and implementation of sustainable Local Regional Economic Development (LRED) approaches in the target areas. The project works closely with the local and regional planning agencies (Bappeda), the various local Government Departments (Dinas) as well as with the private sector and supports them in fulfilling their specific tasks effectively under the framework of the regional development strategy. The programme provides capacity building in regulatory impact assessment, one-stop-services (OSS) for business licensing, business climate surveys, entrepreneurship training, value chain and cluster development and introduces issues related to green economy amongst its partners.
2011 - 2015