By Indonesia’s own estimates, the infrastructure investment required over the 5-year National Strategic Planning period 2019-2024 totals US$412 billion, of which around 35 percent is expected to come from the private sector. Infrastructure is an economic and development priority for both the Indonesian and Australian Governments, supporting sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction efforts as well as trade and foreign policy goals.
Indonesia Australia Partnership for Infrastructure (KIAT) is a partnership between the Governments of Indonesia and Australia to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth through improved access to infrastructure for all people. KIAT works with government at national and sub-national levels to provide short and long-term technical assistance and advisory services to improve infrastructure policy, planning, and delivery. To help improve infrastructure policies and regulations, KIAT mainstreams Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) across all of its activities and seeks opportunities for civil society engagement to strengthen infrastructure outcomes.
By the end of the project, KIAT aims to have:
KIAT currently supports activities in the transport, water, and sanitation sectors, and has a specific focus on assistance to help Government attract more private sector investment to bridge the infrastructure financing gap between what Government can afford and the actual cost of infrastructure needed to achieve its development objectives.
Pivotal KIAT achievements include: