Building resilience of the urban poor in Indonesia

This report identifies climate resilience solutions for urban poor in Indonesia and their enabling factors, building on national policies and programs and taking into account the priority sectors for climate-resilient development. Climate risk threatens Indonesia’s socioeconomic development, and it is likely to exacerbate the plight of Indonesians living below and close to the poverty line. Urban areas are hot spots of such risk, disproportionately impacting the lives, livelihoods, and well-being of the poor and near poor who often live in slums and informal settlements. Growing urbanization and increasing climate risk make it imperative to strengthen the resilience of the urban poor through interventions that promote coping, incremental, and transformational strategies.