On 28 May 2019, the Government of Indonesia Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas launched newly published Multi-stakeholder Partnership Guidelines for the SDGs Implementation in Indonesia (in Indonesian, Panduan Kemitraan Multipihak untuk Pelaksanaan Tujuan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan di Indonesia). The guidelines were jointly developed by Bappenas, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID), and UNU-IAS, co-authored by UNU-IAS Research Associate Mahesti Okitasari. UNESCAP provided substantial support during this process.
Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of National Development Planning, in his opening remarks at a launch event underlined the importance of having MSP guidelines to help mobilise national and local stakeholders for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Indonesia.
The main focus of the Indonesia MSP guidelines is to provide practical guidance and support the capacity building for localizing the SDGs at the local level. The guidelines will serve to accelerate and localize the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Indonesia. The guidelines were adapted from Partnering for Sustainable Development: Guidelines for MSP to Implement the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific, jointly developed by UNU-IAS and UNESCAP (2018).