Stronger connectivity to generate growth

In 2021, Indonesia’s human development index reached 72.29%, that is 0.49% higher than in 2020. The human development index measures the long-term progress of human development: a long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living.

Developing Indonesia’s human resources and fostering connectivity have been central to the partnership between the EU and EU Member States and Indonesia.

An example is the Erasmus+ programme which has long facilitated the mobility of Indonesian students and improved the quality of higher education. Another example is Horizon Europe through which the EU aims to enable innovation by encouraging the participation of Indonesian research entities.

EU Member States are also supporting the development of Indonesia’s human resources through the provision of scholarships, programmes to support civil society organisations and improving access to quality education at all levels.