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Partnership for Results: Lessons from Indonesia's Experiences in Disaster Reconstruction

Dr. Suprayoga Hadi

Deputy Minister for the Development of Special Regions Ministry for the Development of Disadvantaged Regions Republic of Indonesia

Shamima Khan

Manager, Multi Donor Fund for Aceh and Nias (MDF) and Java Reconstruction Fund (JRF), World Bank

The Multi Donor Fund for Aceh and Nias (MDF) and the Java Reconstruction Fund (JRF) have recently concluded their reconstruction programs in Indonesia. These two large multi-donor trust funds were created to respond to the 2004 tsunami and a series of other natural disasters in Indonesia. Partnerships have been key to the implementation of the programs. The MDF pooled over US $655 million in resources from 15 donors, and the JRF had contributions of US $94 million from seven donors. Strong government leadership and support from a wide range of development partners and communities were also critical in achieving results and addressing the challenges of post-disaster reconstruction. A delegation from the trust fund secretariat and key counterparts from the Indonesian national government presented the experiences and lessons learned from these programs, and best practices and models for replication, nationally and internationally, for similar post-disaster reconstruction as well as broader operational work on partnerships and development cooperation. USINDO was pleased to have Dr. Suprayoga Hadi, Deputy Minister for the Development of Special Regions, Ministry for the Development of Disadvantaged Regions, Republic of Indonesia, and Shamima Khan, Manager, Multi Donor Fund for Aceh and Nias (MDF) and Java Reconstruction Fund (JRF), World Bank, as featured presenters.

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