The Government of Australia is supporting the Government of Indonesia under a program called MAHKOTA – Menuju Masyarakat Indonesia Yang Kokoh Sejahtera (Towards a Strong and Prosperous Indonesian Society). MAHKOTA is a flexible facility administered by Cardno that is able to respond to Government of Indonesia priorities, provide top Indonesian and international expertise, and allow the Government of Indonesia to take risks with innovating policy. MAHKOTA’s goal is “a comprehensive and equitable social protection system for the whole of Indonesia by 2025.” The outcomes of the program are
- Quality of the national social protection system is improved
- More comprehensive and joined up social protection and labour market policy is delivered;
- Synergies with wider social and economic policy and planning are enhanced;
- Government of Indonesia capacity to progress towards the goal is established and can continue without further Australian support.