USAID's Decentralized Basic Education Program (DBE 2) seeks to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Indonesia's primary schools through a series of innovative approaches designed to strengthen teacher training and improve the school learning environment.

Led by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and partners the Academy for Educational Development (AED) and the Reserach Triangle Institute (RTI), DBE 2 works with USAID/Indonesia, the Minister of National Education ad Religious Affais, and other public and private sector partners to develop and alternative and modern teacher professional development system, strengthening the capacity of educators and administrators to initiate, facilitate and promote school improvement across the archipelago. DBE 2 is implementing several strategies to improve Indonesia's primary education system, including: decentralized, university accredited teacher training; instructional leadership and management; interactive audio instruction for kindergarten teachers ad students; school cluster resource centers; partnerships with Indonesian and US universities; information and communication technologies as teaching and learning tools; and, alliance with the private sector to expand project impact.
DBE 2 has an established presence in seven provinces - Central, West, and East Java, Banten, South Sulawesi, North Sumatra, and Aceh - where the project is working with 1,068 schools and principals, over 14,000 teachers and approximately 232,000 students.