Due to COVID-19 and in accordance with local health guidelines, the Ford Foundation offices in Jakarta are physically closed until further notice.
Ford Foundation staff are working remotely in this dynamic and unprecedented situation. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our staff and their families, grantees, partners, and visitors, while we continue to support vital programs, organizations and communities working to address inequality around the globe.
As part of the ongoing transition to democracy, Indonesia’s government has worked to create an inclusive society that respects the rights of women and girls, ethnic minorities, cultures, and the poor. Important new policies have been put in place, and vibrant civil society movements are striving to uphold these hard-won reforms.
Today, Indonesia’s democracy is at a crossroads. Despite high rates of economic growth, inequality has increased and marginalized groups continue to be vulnerable. Corruption and intolerance are hampering the country's progress in fighting inequality and building a society that values diversity. Indonesia's future depends on the effective implementation of reform. Without it, new policies can do little to address deep-seated inequality—the country’s abundant natural resources will not be used for the benefit of all and groups that have traditionally been excluded from decision making and access to economic opportunities will continue to be left out.