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Secure livelihoodsHealthDisability

VSO’s programme in Indonesia opened in 1968, working in health, education, secure livelihoods, disability and more recently climate adaptation and active citizenship. Since then, VSO has brought more than 1,000 professionals to Indonesia to work as volunteers. Our Indonesia country office closed in March 2014.

Population
243 000 000
Capital city
Jakarta
GDP per capita
US$4 394
HDI ranking
124 out of 187
Life expectancy
57 years

In 2011, VSO reviewed the best way to allocate our resources to make the greatest possible difference to global poverty. We decided we would begin to close programmes if the country we were operating in was:

  • not least developed
  • had relatively smaller numbers of people in poverty
  • had less regional or global influence

VSO’s Indonesia programme closed in March 2014.

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By volunteering abroad with VSO you get to put your skills, energy and personal qualities to work helping people break out of poverty. Interested in volunteering abroad?