The loan is only the second free-standing nutrition loan financed by the World Bank Group, following the 1976 Nutrition Research and Development Project (P006273) to Brazil.
In the years prior to the signing of this loan, nearly two-thirds of Indonesia's population was considered malnourished. The Bank Group viewed malnutrition in this and other developing countries as "a constraint on human productive capacity that hinders efforts to achieve national development goals" (Indonesia: Appraisal of a Nutrition Development Project, pg. i). The Bank Group's first standalone nutrition sector loan to Indonesia had a number of objectives: strengthen research units in the government's Ministries of Health, Education, and Agriculture; direct nutrition action programs; test alternative methods of nutrition education and expand training facilities and programs; and prepare a national food and nutrition program.
Sept. 8, 1976
The meeting report outlines the project's original scope and cost as well as additions to the project made at the request of the Bank Group's Executive Directors (30359467).
Feb. 14, 1975
The wire includes names of the team members and the objectives of the scheduled mission (30359467).
Feb. 28, 1977
Memorandum contains a number of questions and assurances received in advance of the loan's presentation to the Bank Group's Board of Directors (30359469).
Bhattacharya makes reference to food production and famine in Indonesia on page 7 of the transcript.
Handicrafts, nutrition, and other aspects of home economics are discussed and demonstrated (1725342; Credit: The World Bank).
The lunch, prepared as part of the Family Planning Program, is for seventy children attending kindergarten in Medokan Ayu (1725342; Credit: The World Bank).
P003763: Approved March 1, 1977
The project profile contains an overview of the project and a list of project documents and archival record folders (including links to digitized records where available) related to the project.
The report reviews the project's design and implementation and describes its impacts.
The paper examines Indonesia's agricultural resources and its nutritional challenges and presents food projections for 1985 and 1995.
The report explores Indonesia's nutrition sector and provides a detailed description of the project.