The Indonesian Technical Cooperation Programs (ITCP) which was established in 1981, has continuously offered TCDC Programs to all developing countries.

ITCP is a mean to share the Indonesian experience among the developing countries in the effort to develop knowledge, expertise and development vision to address common critical needs and problems in development. Further improve the system of information exchange to facilitate matching of technical capacities and needs, thereby through enhanced knowledge and understanding of strategic capacities and needs, intensifying transfer of knowledge and skills among developing countries.

At present ITCP has covered more than 90 countries and more than 4000 participants of Asia Pacific, Africa and Latin America. For this purpose, ITCP has been financed through the national budget or by what so also called tripartite or multipartite arrangement.

The activities of ITCP covers:

  1. Training program involving foreign participants.
  2. Study visit of other developing countries officials to learn from Indonesia’s experience in various development programs.
  3. Study visit of Indonesian officials to other developing countries.
  4. Apprenticeship program of farmers from Non-Aligned Countries especially from African countries.
  5. To dispatch Indonesian experts and advisors to other developing countries for the preparation of projects/programs.
  6. To organize expert group meetings.
  7. To attend various TCDC programming exercises and meetings of national focal points.
  8. To coordinate the sending of Indonesian trainees to other developing countries.

The fields of Indonesian training programs covers:

  1. Self-Propelling Growth Schemes
  2. Family Planning
  3. Information
  4. Natural Resources
  5. Social Services
  6. Public Works
  7. Agriculture
  8. Finance
  9. Aviation
  10. Education



Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (TCDC) is one of vital means of building communication and of promoting wider and more effective cooperation among the developing countries as for accelerating economic and social development of these countries as well as to promote more effective integration within the international economic system. The concept of TCDC, which was formulated by the Non-Aligned Movement together with Group of 77, was subsequently adopted by the United Nations in 1978 and know as the Buenos Aires Plan of Action on TCDC.

As stipulated in the Buenos Aires Plan of Action the main objectives of TCDC are:

  • To foster the national self-reliance as well as to promote and strengthen collective self-reliance among developing countries through the enhancement of their creative capacity to find solutions to their development problems in keeping with their own aspirations, values and special needs;
  • To promote exchanges of experiences, the pooling, sharing and utilization of their technical resources, and the development of their complementary capacities;
  • To strengthen the capacity and capability of developing countries in identifying and analyzing the main issues of their development and to formulate and requisite strategies in the conduct of their international economic relations, through pooling of knowledge;
  • To improve the effectiveness of the resources devoted to over-all technical cooperation through the pooling of capacities;
  • To strengthen existing technological capacities in the developing countries, including the traditional sector, to improve the effectiveness with which such capacities are used and to create new capacities and capabilities that appropriate to their resources endowments and the development potential as to strengthen their individual and collective self-reliance;
  • To increase and improve communications among developing countries, leading to a grater awareness of common problems and wider access to available knowledge and experience;

TCDC has served many other purposes, such as overcoming attitudial barriers, increase awareness of its own capabilities, skill and experience and enhancing solidarity among the developing countries.

Based on these objective set in the Buenos Aires Plan of Action, the Indonesia Technical Cooperation Programs (ITCP) was established in 1981.


Bureau for Technical Cooperation

State Secretariat of__

the Republic of Indonesia__

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Ph. +62-21-3846463__

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