URBAN SANITATION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Access to improved wastewater facilities in Indonesia is below 60 per cent. Moreover, the presence of large quantities of sewage and uncollected garbage intensifies the problems of already inadequate drainage networks.
Since 2006 the Indonesian government has intensified its efforts to increase access to sanitation. In 2010 it launched the Program Percepatan Pembangunan Sanitasi Permukiman (PPSP) or Accelerated Sanitation Development for Human Settlements program, which sets specific goals for the three sub-sectors of wastewater, solid waste and urban drainage.
The Urban Sanitation Development Program is a technical support project within this program. Funded by Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the aim of the program is to support the Indonesian government in reaching PPSP goals.
The USDP supports over 400 cities and districts throughout Indonesia with technical, institutional and health related services. The program requires frequent interaction with different ministries and departments at local, provincial and national level. Key to this approach is the city sanitation strategy which has a five-year implementation plan. This methodology was developed by the 2006 -2009 ISSDP project.
USDP began on February 1, 2010. This program goes hand in hand with PPSP program and had the same five-year period. Two approaches were developed by USDP are:
- Provide general guidance and support to the PMU, PIUs and the consultant, with a focus on development/capacity building and training as well as the transfer of knowledge, skills, expertise, and experience from previous ISSDP programs;
- Specific guidance and support to local governments and their consultants to six stages of PPSP.