Indonesia Inclusive Livelihoods for Poor Rural Communities in Eastern Indonesia Project

This project development objective (PDO) aims increase access to livelihoods opportunities for target vulnerable and female community members in target villages in Maluku and East Nusa Tenggara provinces in Eastern Indonesia. It seeks to achieve the PDO through inclusive development planning, paired with strengthening local linkages to support community-led livelihoods initiatives. The project defines livelihoods as a broad range of activities and assets people utilize to support themselves. In target villages, communities rely heavily on a limited set of livelihoods options focused on food and commodity production from natural resources. Improving livelihoods in these areas require support to local food systems, access to and management of natural resources, and increases in social capital of the poorest. Working with BaKTI (an established NGO in Eastern Indonesia) as an implementing agency, and their partnerships with district and village governments, the project will design and implement a model for poorly connected and marginal areas that takes an inclusive, whole-of-community approach to strengthening village economies and food systems. The project will (i) support villages to develop livelihoods plans and directly support community groups and the poorest households, and (ii) strengthen institutional linkages between community groups and village government, district government and other local actors, to provide sustained, local support to livelihoods initiatives and sustainable landscape management practices, including through the village fund.

The project has three components. Component 1 of the project will: (i) pilot tailored participatory mapping and planning at the village-level, with a focus on identifying social (e.g. increased cooperation between poor households) and economic (e.g. methods to increase food production) livelihoods opportunities suited to poorly connected and marginal areas; (ii) support community groups to undertake livelihoods enhancing interventions in line with livelihoods plans; and (iii) identify linkages with technical support and service providers to support livelihoods plans. On the supply side, Component 2 will: (i) build the capacity of village governments to leverage village funds to support viable livelihoods enhancing initiatives; (ii) support inter-village learning and exchange; and (iii) undertake socialization and outreach to sub-district and district governments to build linkages in support of village livelihoods interventions. Component 3 will provide project management and administration for all implemented activities, monitor the progress against the set indicators and generate policy and program-relevant learning, and knowledge dissemination to share lessons learned with policy makers and promote visibility.

Mitra: Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF), the World Bank


Project Documents


Labor Management Producedure
Environmental and Social Screening List
Exclusion List
Environmental and Social Commitment Plan