Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

FSFW P-0050

US$ 85.000

June 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020


Indonesia tobacco consumption has been the major factor contributing to NCDs deaths and responsible for spreading communicable diseases, particularly tuberculosis (TB). The government spending on tobacco-attributable diseases is also considerably high (nearly $1.2 billion-per-year). Moreover, the government’s regulation to impose different excise taxes on tobacco products has been less significant to reduce smoking prevalence. The utilization of the tobacco excise funds to control tobacco consumption also considered fall short.

A comprehensive program to reduce the economic costs of tobacco use has been inadequate, tobacco control program implementation is steady in progress. The main reasons are due to the lack of coordination and responsibility of all stakeholders in supporting the tobacco-control program.

This scoping study will outline policy gaps around tobacco control measures and map-out the key tobacco economic issues related to health, excise-tax, cessation strategy, and harm-reduction. The ultimate aim of this scoping research is to end the Indonesian smoking epidemic and look at the economic cost and health burden associated with tobacco morbidity and mortality.

The study will be conducted by the core team of Penabulu Foundation in close collaboration with Indonesia Development Foundation (IDF), and Academic researchers from University of Gadjah Mada, University of Padjajaran – Bandung, University of Agriculture Bogor, University of Mataram and the National Advisory Commission for Economic and Industry (Health and Industry Working Group).

This scoping study will be carried out using the Situational Analysis methodology that involves a systematic data collection and data analysis to identify and map-out current status of tobacco economic and health issues to produce roadmaps to assist the government policy formulation.

Deliverables for the project period

  • A study report that provides a comprehensive range of information associated with tobacco control measures and outline of the key economic issues and policy gaps related to tobacco
  • Draft roadmaps that provide a strategic recommendation to the government in shaping regulatory policies on tobacco control and its economic aspects as mention in section 1 above.
  • Formulation of an advisory committee that consists of academics, businesses, government and non-government institutions for developing the above draft roadmap and providing technical inputs for the government policy formulation.
  • A longer-term project proposal that will specify actions to be addressed in the tobacco control measures and key economic issues as outline in the scoping study report, and specify actions to execute associated with strategic recommendation drafted in the roadmaps.


This program is supported by Foundation for a Smoke-Free World based document Agreement FSFW P-0050 on May 29, 2020 with total funding support of US$ 85.000,-