Vocational school for industrial mechanics ATMI in Solo in Indonesia. Around 450 pupils are trained here in various fields, such as welders, locksmiths and toolmakers.

Priority area sustainable economic development Jobs and social protection for a growing population

Economic growth is a prerequisite for poverty reduction. Germany supports Indonesia in shaping economic development in such a way that it is ecologically responsible and broadly effective.

One aim of Germany's efforts in this priority area is to improve investment conditions and to make selected value chains environmentally sustainable. Another aim is to use a vocational training programme in order to increase the number of well-trained skilled workers. With the help of the German-Indonesian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (EKONID), the German government is also supporting the development of vocational education in line with market needs, in order to improve the employment and income opportunities of young people in Indonesia. The focus is on manufacturing and production and on sustainable tourism.

In addition, support is being provided to the Indonesian Ministry of Development Planning with regard to the introduction of the newly established health insurance system. This universal contributory health insurance was set up in January 2014 and already has more than 167 million members.