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Waung ladies in urban Surabaya


Poverty Reduction through Improvements to Access and Quality of Basic Services

Kecamatan Strengthening in Coordinating Basic Services in West Nusa Tenggara, 12 December 2016 President Jokowi’s nine-point Nawacita agenda and the Medium-term National Development Plan (Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah Nasional or RPJMN) 2015–2019

Gender Intervension and Social Inclusion Workshop

Out of the total population in Indonesia, 49.65% are women; approximately 5-15% are persons with disabilities, and 5% are indigenous. They comprise as the poorest population in Indonesia, and this situation is due to the various obstacles and discrimin

Cross Sector Harmonization Discussion on Basic Services in Sub-Districts

Cross Sector Harmonization Discussion on Basic Services in Sub-Districts

Aryaduta Hotel, Jakarta on 13 December 2016 The role of sub-districts (Kecamatan) in basic service delivery has not been fully exploited over the past few decades and it is becoming increasingly important to consider strengthening this role and its pot

Policy Brief – Perbaikan dalam Mengelola Dana Desa: Pelaksanaan Pengelolaan Sarana Prasarana Desa

Evidence from more than a decade of community driven development in Indonesia (the National Program for Community Empowerment, or PNPM), shows that where communities have access to financial resources to lead and manage their own village infrastructure


KOMPAK is an Australia-Indonesia Government partnership working to reduce poverty in Indonesia by supporting the Government of Indonesia (GoI) to improve basic services and economic opportunities for the poor and vulnerable. Working as a development program designed to improve both upstream and downstream government system performance, KOMPAK’s focus is on improving the formal and informal rules of the game that influence, if not determine, individual and collective decision making. At heart, KOMPAK is a program aimed at institutional transformation.

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Goal and Outcomes

Goal: Poor and vulnerable Indonesians benefit from improved delivery of basic services and greater economic opportunities

Outcome 1

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Local government and service units better address the needs of basic service users.

Outcome 2

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The poor and vulnerable benefit from improved village governance.

Outcome 3

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The poor and vulnerable benefit from increased opportunities for off-farm employment and economic development.

Our Approaches

Policy Dialogue
Facilitating GoI to convene policy dialogues with whole-of-government and civil society stakeholders that can inform and support achievement of outcomes that align with KOMPAK outcomes.

Policy Advice
Providing expert policy advice, as trusted advisers, to GoI to assist them in achieving their outcomes that align with KOMPAK outcomes.

Capacity/Institutional Strengthening
Providing technical experts, and/or training to the GoI and/or CSOs to support it to deliver specific outputs that facilitate achievement of shared program outcomes.

Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation
Convening groups of stakeholders at the frontline of service delivery (may include government, civil society, donor programs, and beneficiaries) to identify and solve problems through an iterative and adaptive change process.

Pilots and Demonstrations
Implementing pilots and demonstration activities with GoI to test the application of methods for achieving outcomes, and facilitating the replication and/or scale-up of successes.

Coalitions for Change Convening
Individuals and groups of influence (formally or informally) to pursue policy changes that will achieve outcomes.

Leveraging Resources
Drawing upon the wide variety of DFAT investments to promote changes that achieve KOMPAK outcomes.

Research and Analysis
Support research and analysis that brings new insights to KOMPAK, DFAT and GoI for the purpose of achieving shared Outcomes.

How we work

KOMPAK works with the Government of Indonesia at the national and sub-national levels. We support the GoI to implement national-level reforms at the local government levels but we also support pilots of local-level innovations and initiatives for possible replication at the national level. Kompak has offices in Jakarta, East Java, and  NTB with additional offices expected to roll out in 2016.