Jakarta (ANTARA) -- The National Support for Local Investment Climate / National Support for Enhancing Local and Regional Economic Development Projects (NSLIC/NSELRED), a partnership between the Government of Indonesia through the Ministry of National Development Planning (PPN)/BAPPENAS and the Government of Canada will invest in
28 districts/municipalities throughout Indonesia in the framework of Responsive Innovation Fund (RIF) phase two.
Representing Global Affairs Canada (GAC), Pierre-Yves Monnard, the Head of Cooperation in Indonesia, said, the project will particularly benefit at least 3,274 women and 142 women’s business groups.
"This project helps develop local economics and skill up local communities in e-commerce and digitalisation during this pandemic. I hoped that the results achieved and capacity built could be sustained and expanded further after RIF Phase," said Monnard.
The implementation of RIF is expected to be one of several strategic initiatives to support the achievement of the 2015-2019 and 2020-2024 National Mid-Term Planning.
The second phase of RIF which was carried out from April 2019 to July 2020, has made significant achievements. Around 7000 beneficiaries including government, private sector, academics, research institutions,and MSMEs have received assistance through more than 100 trainings, coaching sessions, and other types of technical supports.
Monnard continued, the assistance was delivered for the development and strengthening of local institutions, commodities/products and to improve market linkages.
"RIF pilot intervention have also opened up employment opportunities for at least 2.929 persons, with further opportunities identified for replication and scale - up," he concluded.