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Urban Sanitation Development Program (USDP)

Urban sanitation is firmly on the agenda of the Indonesian government. Since 2006, several urban sanitation programmes have supported Indonesia's commitment to the MDGs. The first, Indonesia Sanitation Strategy Development Program (ISSDP, 2006-2010) led to the establishment of the Sanitation Technical Team (TTPS), a grouping of 8 Ministries with responsibilities regarding sanitation, led by BAPPENAS.

In 2009, TTPS launched a programme to accelerate and scale up urban sanitation planning and investments country-wide. Percepatan Pembangunan Sanitasi Permukiman - PPSP- stands for Accelerated Sanitation Development for Human Settlements. PPSP runs from 2010 to 2014 and ultimately targets 330 cities. Its goals are:

  • Freedom from open defecation through a mix of sanitation approaches and infrastructures
  • At-source reduction of waste generation by 20% via the '3Rs' (Reduce, Re-use, Recycle) and more environmentally-friendly waste management in 240 cities
  • Reduced flooding / water ponding

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands finances the Urban Sanitation Development Program (USDP), which supports the TTPS in developing a national sanitation strategy and in convincing budget holders and international donors to invest in sanitation. These investments are based on the integrated plans prepared by the city authorities. 

IRC provides technical assistance together with DHV/MLD and works with Indonesian consultants in providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Health on health, gender and poverty aspects of the programme.