As one of the countries that are fully committed to supporting the implementation of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), Indonesia places the SDGs as the mainstream of all development, both at the central and regional levels.
This commitment is stated in Presidential Regulation No. 59 of 2017 concerning the Implementation of the Achievement of Sustainable National Development Goals or SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) measuring all aspects of development so as to be able to realize a complete human being.
Various national, provincial and district action plans including government collaboration with universities form a center for sustainable development studies. The private sector directs Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to support activities in the action plan.
What about the role of the villages in the SDGs, as a leading entity in all national development processes? Villages contribute 74% to the achievement of the national SDGs.
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From the territorial aspect, 91% of the government area is in the form of villages so that its management will meet the goals of clean energy, economic growth, production, and consumption. The next goals are regional equity, infrastructure, settlements, climate change response, land environment, marine environment, peace, and development partnerships.
From the aspect of citizenship, 188 million villagers constitute 43% of Indonesia’s population so that meeting their needs contributes to the goals of eradicating poverty and hunger, access to health, clean water, and education, as well as gender equality.