About Aceh

Aceh is located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra, with a population of 5.2 million people. Aceh has made a remarkable recovery after a long period of armed conflict and the 2004 earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 160,000 people.

Poverty in Aceh has declined from 20% in 2010 to 16% in 2018, but is still above the national average of 9.8% (BPS, 2018). The Aceh Provincial Government manages funds (per capita) far greater than the national average and this has contributed to reducing poverty and improving basic services, but disparities – particularly in remote areas – are an ongoing challenge.


KOMPAK in Aceh 

Since 2016, KOMPAK has been supporting the Provincial Government of Aceh and three districts: Aceh Barat, Bener Meriah and Bireuen.

KOMPAK’s support to Aceh Province from 2019 to 2022 focuses on kecamatan and village strengthening, public financial management, civil registration and vital statistics, basic health services, and local economic development. KOMPAK also supports the district and provincial governments to implement the National Strategy for Stunting Prevention.

Highlights of KOMPAK’s support in Aceh include:

  • Operationalising the Ministry of Home Affairs Strategy for Village Apparatus Capacity Development (PKAD), particularly through piloting village government facilitators at the sub-district-level to support village governance.

  • Contributions towards improvements in civil registration and vital statistics, such as using supporting villages to fund, engage and train village registration officers.

  • Conducting an evaluation on Special Autonomy (Otsus) Fund utilisation between 2008-2017 and supporting the provincial government to enact the recommendations.

  • Assistance to the provincial government to strengthen planning and budgeting of Otsus Funds for the period of 2020-2027, including piloting a new e-planning and budgeting system to better link provincial and district government agencies.

  • Supporting the Paradigta Academy to train and mentor women from villages to take more active roles in local government, village councils and women’s groups.

  • Expanding coverage and use of the village information system and kecamatan dashboard so that villages are able to better plan and prioritise services.

MULTI YEAR WORK PLAN ACEH
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Bidan Sehati Application: Early Monitoring to Reduce Maternal and Infant Mortality

The Health Office of Bener Meriah District, together with KOMPAK, conducted a focus group discussion for midwives from 13 Public Health Centres or Puskesmas on August 6, 2019. The purpose of the focus group discussions was to get input and feedback from midwives who have used the Bidan Sehati application so that it can be refined in the next version.

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Government of Aceh Province Launches Integrated e-Planning and e-Budgeting Application

The Government of Aceh Province launched an integrated e-planning and e-budgeting application creating one system for the province and districts to be used, making the management of activities and budgets simpler, and more efficient and effective

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KOMPAK Pushes for Progress in 2018

This year, across KOMPAK locations and partners our teams celebrated and showed commitment to International Women’s Day in a number of ways. Teams took photos holding their commitment slogan in all KOMPAK locations, integrated discussions on gender equality in to existing events and in Jakarta our team held a bazaar to sell handicrafts and products made by the amazing women from the PEKKA (Women Heads of Family Organization) community.

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Aceh Program Catalog

Aceh Program Catalog

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Water Hyacinth Woven Fact Sheet

Collaboration between the Aceh government, districts, villages, and the private sector supports women craftsmen of water hyacinth webbing, EG Craft Group, Arongan Lambalek District to improve the quality and variety of woven product models according to market needs and opportunities.

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PRG Bireun, Aceh

The struggle of the Gampong Registration Officer (PRG) in Bireuen, Aceh, to take to the field to educate the public has paid off. Thanks to the collaboration of Community Collaboration and Services for Welfare (KOMPAK), the Center for Study and Advocacy for the Protection and Quality of Life for Children at the University of Indonesia (PUSKAPA UI) and the Center for Education and Community Studies (PKPM), Bireuen residents now understand the importance of population documents. They can also enjoy various government programs such as the Family Hope Program (PKH) and Direct Cash Assistance (BLT). Complete data can also be used to prepare village budgets more precisely on target.

Story of Change
Gampong Clinic: Empowering the Gampong Apparatus to Better Serve the Communities

It was used to be quite hampering for village apparatus to coordinate and consult with the district government because of offices distance. However, the situation is much different, the gampong apparatus is now able to solve various administrative problems in gampong independently.

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PRGs Helps Aceh Residents Become Legal Identity Document-Aware

With completing the legal identity documents which facilitated by Gampong Registration Officer, residents of Bireuen now are able to access basic public services and other government programs, which may reinforce poverty eradication efforts.

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Cutting Bureaucracy, Improving Service Quality

By strengthening the role of the sub-district, KOMPAK has helped Bener Meriah District in Aceh reduce the approval process for the APBDes – the Indonesian term for village budget documents – from over three months to about a week.

Publication > Technical Guidelines and Policy Paper
Village Performance Assessment Technical Guidelines Bener Meriah Regency

The Bener Meriah District Government together with the Community Collaboration and Services for Welfare (KOMPAK) have initiated an incentive-based village performance appraisal model. One of the objectives of this village performance assessment is to implement a form of regional decentralization from the district to the village so as to bring closer access and improve the quality of services for residents down to the village level. One of the roles of local governments in the implementation of decentralization is through optimizing the roles and resources at the regional level, both human resources and financial resources.

Publication > Technical Guidelines and Policy Paper
Guide to the Use of the Gampong Information System (SIGAP)

Since 2018-2019, KOMPAK together with DPMG Aceh and KOMINSA Aceh have developed the Gampong Information System (SIGAP) application versions 1.1 and 1.5 to support the village development planning process, village administration and supra-village. This development was carried out as a follow-up to the mandate of the Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 6 of 2014 concerning Villages, in Part Three Article 86, namely Village Information Systems and Rural Area Development. The development and expansion of the use of the application will continue to be carried out by DPMG Aceh and DISKOMINSA Aceh until 2020, with a commitment to improve the functions and benefits that will be obtained by gampongs, sub-districts, district/city governments, and the Aceh government through the redevelopment of the Aceh SIGAP application from version 1.5 to version 1.7.5. This development aims to optimize menus, sub menus, features, and datasets as well as support sharing of data utilization through the import of Integrated Social Welfare Data (DTKS), and Village Development Information System (SIPEDE) data, as well as completeness of population data from the Population Main Book (BIP). into the SIGAP application version 1.7.5 which continues to process for optimizing services to the community.

Publication > Research and Evaluation Report
Evaluation of the Implementation of the Model Universitas Membangun Desa (UMD)

This study is aimed at evaluating the UMD model in order to get the main learning points for increasing the effectiveness and dissemination of the UMD model in the future. The evaluation was carried out in three provinces, Aceh, East Java, and South Sulawesi where KOMPAK had supported the previous UMD model KKN trials. During the trial, the universities that received support were the Ar-Raniry State Islamic University (UIN) Banda Aceh in Aceh, Jember University (UNEJ) in East Java, Parahyangan Catholic University in West Java and UIN Alauddin Makassar in South Sulawesi. In South Sulawesi, the scope of this evaluation was expanded to see lessons learned in the implementation of the UMD model of KKN in Pangkajene and Islands (Pangkep) districts which specifically received technical support from KOMPAK. The Pangkep Government has signed an agreement on the implementation of the Thematic KKN UMD with a number of universities and invited KKN students from UNEJ to implement the UMD model. In this evaluation, the research team interviewed 61 respondents (40 male respondents, 21 female respondents), and made direct observations in seven villages in three provinces where UMD activities were carried out by University partner.

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