IA-CEPA ECP Katalis (Katalis) is a unique, five year (2021-25) government-backed business development program unlocking the vast potential of economic partnership between Australia and Indonesia. Established under the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement Economic Cooperation Program (IA-CEPA ECP). It complements existing Australian development program activities with a commercially oriented, bilateral approach, placing gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) at the centre of everything we do.
‘Our goal is to maximise IA-CEPA benefits for Indonesia and Australia: improved market access, increased two-way trade and investment, and inclusive economic growth in Indonesia.’
Who we work with
We work across agrifood, advanced manufacturing and services target sectors, covering everything from architecture and engineering to health and aged care. We identify and develop new market opportunities, and inspire new business to business partnerships that will drive trade and investment between Southeast Asia’s two largest economies.
What we do
We provide market insights, education, technical advice, policy reform and workplace skills exchange. For example, Katalis is bringing together the complementary strengths of Australia’s green technology with Indonesia’s ambition to manufacture electric vehicles.
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- Greater Market Access for Indonesia-Australia businesses
We support the implementation of IA‑CEPA, helping governments to ensure regulations and policies facilitate trade and investment and boost business confidence. We identify market access opportunities in both countries to deliver complementary benefits.
- Better Integrated Markets
Katalis brings Indonesia-Australia businesses closer. We work with industry across agrifood, advanced manufacturing and services value chains to identify, invest in and catalyse new and existing partnerships. We integrate markets by aligning standards and conformity assessment procedures and strengthening mutual recognition systems. We underpin everything we do with a focus on gender equality and social inclusion.
Katalis delivers high performance labour market skills for Indonesian businesses and government to boost productivity, gender equality and social inclusion – particularly in sectors heavily affected by COVID-19. We work with industry to identify skills needs and broker focused training, skills exchange and productive connections between Indonesia’s major businesses in key sectors and Australia’s Technical Vocational, Education and Training (TVET) providers.
Collaborative and complementary: We work with partners to add value and multiply impact by generating goodwill and sharing knowledge and success.
Diverse and inclusive: We embrace diverse groups and interests, and value the voice of all.
Creative and contemporary: We challenge conventional thinking and bring fresh ideas to old problems.
Optimistic and results-focused: We are focused on tangible outcomes, brokering solutions and making a difference.
Resourceful and efficient: We use resources efficiently, effectively and equitably to build on past and current investments.
Bilateral: We are committed to improving the trade and investment relationship, business to business connections and people to people links between Australia and Indonesia.
Katalis is an Australian and Indonesian government initiative, being implemented by Cardno, in collaboration with Equity Economics, EY and AsiaLink. We are overseen by the two governments of Indonesia and Australia through the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC). This committee is co-chaired by Bappenas (Indonesia) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The Indonesian Ministry of Trade and Ministry of Foreign Affairs are also members of the ECC.
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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Katalis is operating under remote working arrangements and encourages contact by email.