On 22 December 2011, the Republic of Indonesia joined the SUN Movement with a letter of commitment from HE Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih, the Minister of Health. At the time, Indonesia had begun the ‘First 1,000 Days of Life Movement’ which was launched by four government ministers. The ‘First 1,000 Days of Life Movement’ included objectives cemented in an official policy framework that mirrored the World Health Assembly 2025 targets on nutrition. A central multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral coordinating SUN Forum had been established across key constituencies and the National Food and Nutrition Action Plan (2011 – 2015) served as the common results framework for addressing nutrition.

Strategic Processes for Scaling Up Nutrition

Indonesia’s Presidential Decree No. 42/2013 on National Movement to Accelerate Nutrition Improvement within the Framework of the ‘First 1,000 Days of Life Movement’ led to the establishment of a multi-stakeholder high-level Task Force under the Ministry of People’s Welfare. This Task Force convenes multiple stakeholders and 13 line Ministries at national and sub national level and is expected to be decentralised at the provincial level. The Minister for People’s Welfare Decree No. 11/2014 led to the establishment of a Technical Team to facilitate coordination at the national level.

The issuance of the Deputy Minister for Human Resources and Culture Decree No. 37/2014 resulted in the setting up of six Working Groups (Campaign, Advocacy, Training, Planning and Budgeting, Partnership and Environmental Risk Factor Study), supported by an Expert Team with stakeholders from government, business, United Nations (UN) agencies, international partner network, community and social organisations, professional organisations, academia and mass media.

A SUN Secretariat is hosted in the State Ministry of National Development Planning and is fully operative.

The membership of the Business Network has expanded and international development partners and UN agencies are part of the Donor and UN Country Network on Nutrition (DUNCNN). The DUNCNN are providing support to the SUN Secretariat. The Terms of Reference of the SUN Civil Society Alliance has been finalised.

Last updated: October 2015

The RAN-PG (2011-15) currently provides the Common Results Framework (CRF) for all stakeholders in Indonesia to align their support. The Regional Action Plan on Food and Nutrition (RAD-PG) 2011- 2015 has been developed in all the 34 provinces and brings together stakeholders at sub-national level. Several districts have begun formulating their action plans to include the Framework of the ‘First 1,000 Days of Life Movement’.

The RAN-PG (2015-2019) will include all programs carried out by ministries/agencies as well as donors, UN agencies, civil society, and business. Once it has been finalised, it will be used as a reference for local governments (provincial and district) to formulate their new RAD-PG’s.

The multi-sector platform approach of the Movement has been accommodated in the RPJMN 2015-2019. The Government has set five indicators (anaemia, stunting, wasting, obesity, exclusive breastfeeding) as a reference for all stakeholders contributing to the acceleration of nutrition improvement. Monitoring and evaluation of progress in implementing action plans is limited to government sectors. There is the need for a mechanism to monitor and evaluate the services delivered by non-government sectors.

Last updated: October 2015

The Central Government has committed to allocate 5% of the state budget to the health sector in 2016. There is also an increase in the budget allocation in 2016 to the ministries involved in nutrition sensitive interventions (Public Works and Public Housing, Education and Culture, Agriculture, Family Planning and Gender Empowerment).

The Government Regulation No. 39 Year 2006 concerning the Procedure of Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Plan mandates every ministry/agency to report the use of the allocated budget. Therefore, the type of expenditure incurred can be identified accordingly.

The Government has a long-term budget plan as indicated in the RPJMN 2015-2019, however, donors and businesses still do not have a multi-year funding plan. Budget mapping and financial tracking of nutrition-related activities across government agencies has been under taken and those of the non-government sectors is still underway.

Last updated: October 2015

Key Figures

Under Five Stunting 36.4%
Low Birth Weight 7.3%
0-5 Months Exclusive Breastfeeding 41.5%
Under Five Wasting 13.5%
Under Five Overweight 11.5%
Woman Anaemia 15-49 years 22.5%

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"Indonesia is proud of its past achievements in tackling under-nutrition but our nation is aware that much more work still remains to be done. Indonesia recognizes the potential for using the SUN framework to effectively address the challenges posed by malnutrition, including its economic and development impacts.”

Dr. Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih, Former Minister of Health for Indonesia (December 2011)

SUN Government Focal Point

  • Acting: Dr. Nina Sardjunani
  • Member of the SUN Movement Lead Group

Donor Conveners


SUN Lead Group Member
Dr. Nina Sardjunani

SUN Lead Group member, Dr. Nina Sardjunani, Deputy Minister for Human Resources Development and Cultural Affairs, Ministry of National Development Planning, discusses progress and opportunities for the future of her country through Scaling Up Nutrition

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