The GoI-GoA Partnership
Indonesia and Australia are strategically important to each other and have a long history of partnership on various fronts including on development.
KOMPAK is a partnership between the Government of Indonesia (GoI) and the Government of Australia (GoA) supporting priority areas of GoI programs towards poverty alleviation and guided by Indonesia’s national development objectives in the current medium-term development plan (RPJMN). KOMPAK’s first phase is for the period 2015–2018.
The partnership builds on decades of joint investments by both governments towards improvements in governance, basic services and the creation of jobs for Indonesia’s bottom 40% poor as key approaches towards reducing poverty in Indonesia and is implemented through five GoI ministries: Bappenas, the Ministry of Finance (MoF), the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), the Ministry of Villages, Remote Areas and Transmigration (MoV) and the Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture).
KOMPAK structures its work in three key results areas:
- Responsive and accountable frontline services in health, education and legal identity.
- Inclusive and community-led village development and improved village governance.
- Increasing economic opportunities for the poor in off-farm employment.
As a structured facility for the GoI, KOMPAK supports government programs by focusing on improvements in both upstream and downstream government system performance, implementation of the Village Law, community empowerment, access to and the quality of basic service delivery, civil society strengthening as well as on creation of more and better quality opportunities for off-farm economic opportunities for the poor.
Current focus areas for KOMPAK’s work are the 7 provinces of East Java, Central Java, West Nusa Tenggara, South Sulawesi, Aceh, Papua and West Papua all of which includes 33 districts, 72 subdistricts and 269 villages across Indonesia.
KOMPAK employs the following implementation instruments and approaches in its work:
- Policy dialogue and policy advice e.g. facilitating the GoI to convene multiple Ministries on priority policies needing joint input, providing expert advice and technical input into the formulation of policies as well as coordinating civil society input to policy.
- Capacity/Institutional strengthening e.g. providing technical expert and training to the GoI and civil society to bolster their ability to deliver on relevant outputs.
- Research and Analysis e.g. supporting specific research on potential impacts of policies as design input to GoI policy discussions.
- Pilots and Demonstrations e.g. undertaking activities to test the application of methods for achieving outcomes, and facilitating the replication and/or scale-up of successes.
- KOMPAK also invests in strategic partnerships with organization already on the ground, the building and convening of coalitions of change, leveraging its inputs against traditional and non-traditional sources of funding for development, creation of shared value on innovations as well as in gender, equality and social inclusion.
Local government and service units bentter address the needs of basic service users.
- Intermediate Outcome 1
Fiscal transfer arrangements for basic service delivery improved.
- Intermediate Outcome 2
Local government (LG) and service units (SU) have strengthened systems, processes and procedures.
- Intermediate Outcome 3
Local government and service units utilize evidence and understanding of local issues to improve services.
The poor and vulnerable benefit from improved village governance.
- Intermediate Outcome 4
Village governments are more responsive and accountable to the identified needs of their communities, particularly those of the poor and vulnerable.
- Intermediate Outcome 5
Village institutions and other actors (e.g. private sector, CSOs) are effectively engaging with village government and service units to address needs of the poor and marginalized.
- Intermediate Outcome 6
Communities are increasingly advocating their priorities in relation to the village development, including access to front line services.
The poor and vulnerable benefit from increased opportunities for off-farm employment and economic development.
- Intermediate Outcome 7
The enabling environment increasingly supports off- farm employment opportunities.