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Please note: Years listed represent the fiscal year in which the project took place. Projects from a completed fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30) are added the following fiscal year.

Displaying 383 Projects

Projects : Indonesia

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Asian Perspectives - The Economic Governance Index (EGI) and the Enterprise- Readiness of Local Governance in Cambodia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam

Panel discussion featuring Dr. Bruce Tolentino, The Asia Foundation's Director, Economic Reform and Development; Dr. Veronique Salze-Lozac'h, The Asia Foundation's Regional Economic Director in Cambodia; Dr. Eddy Malesky, Harvard Academy Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; and Dr. Neil McCulloch, The Asia Foundation's Director for Economic Programs in Indonesia. The panel discussed the Economic Governance Index, a tool pioneered and designed by the Foundation and used by local governments to determine how best to encourage private sector development in Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia.

2012

Access to Trade and Growth of Women's SMEs in APEC Developing Economies: Evaluating Business Environments in Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia

Conducting a survey in Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia to increase the understanding of constraints to women's entrepreneurship and access to trade in APEC developing economies. Developing policy recommendations for consideration by women business associations and by APEC and its member economies to build awareness of, and interest for, the role of women and the need to create women-friendly business environments.

Total Expenditures: $206,761

Funding Sources: Expenditures:
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat (APEC Secretariat)$145,664
Congressional appropriation$61,097
2012

Assessment of Local Economic Governance

Gaining a better understanding of local economic governance conditions in Indonesia so that local governments, the private sector, and civil society can address barriers to private sector development through reform and advocacy.

Local Partner:

Regional Autonomy Watch (KPPOD)

Total Expenditures: $4,641

Funding Sources:
Australian Aid
2012

Australia-Indonesia Elections Support Program

Improving the quality of local and national elections in Indonesia. Managing an extensive portfolio of grants to civil society organizations, universities, and research institutions, and facilitating local and international technical assistance to these partners. Programs focus on supporting voters to make better-informed voting decisions and improving the quality of election observation and reporting by accredited observers and the media.

Local Partners:

Aceh Institute, NGO Coalition for Human Rights (Aceh); Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI); Women’s Solidarity (Solidaritas Perempuan); Association for Elections and Democracy (Perludem); Center for Political Studies (Puskapol) at the University of Indonesia; Indonesia Corruption Watch; National Law Reform Consortium (KRHN), Dunamis; Indonesian Community for Democracy (KID); NGO Forum for Information and Communication (Fikornop, South Sulawesi)

Total Expenditures: $899,009

Funding Sources:
Australian Aid
2012

Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Justice

Managing technical inputs to improve the performance of Indonesia’s courts, prosecutors, and human rights institutions to improve access to justice for Indonesians.

Total Expenditures: $78,941

Funding Sources:
Austalian Aid, via Cardno Emerging Markets (Australia) Pty Ltd.
2012

Books For Asia

In 2012, Books for Asia Indonesia distributed approximately 50,999 books, with a focus on expanding coverage in remote and eastern Indonesia. Books were distributed through the networks of Syarief Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN) and Bakti (Eastern Indonesia Knowledge Exchange) as well as major universities across Sumatra, Java, Bali and Sulawesi. Further, through collaboration with the Association of Indonesian Municipalities (Apeksi) and the National Library Association, the Books for Asia program donated more than 11,000 books to public and village libraries across the archipelago. The program also worked with a number of local civil society organizations. Books for Asia also donated 5,000 children’s books to Taman Bacaan Pelangi, a civil society organization in Flores, and another 5,000 children’s books to Telkom’s Bakti Bagi Negeri program, a significant portion of which were supplied to the Indonesia Mengajar program.

2012

Building Better Budgets for Women and the Poor

Increasing participation of civil society organizations that represent women and the poor in promoting gender-responsive and pro-poor policies and budgetary processes, and reforming local budgetary processes and institutionalizing gender-responsive and pro-poor changes to budgeting policies and processes at the provincial and national levels.

Local Partners:

Center for Regional Studies and Information (Pattiro); The Community of Care for Women and Children (KPPA); Gorontalo Development Research Institute (LP2G); National Partnership Self-Resilience Foundation (Yasmib); Indonesian Forum for Budget Transparency (Fitra); Institute for Community Justice (ICJ); Legislative Monitoring Committee (Kopel); The Nusantara Pillar Association (PINUS); Women’s Empowerment Institute (LPP Bone); Women’s Institute for Research and Empowerment of Gorontalo (WIRE-G); Foundation of Community and Economic Development Review Institutes (YPL2EM)

Total Expenditures: $1,693,988

Funding Sources:
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
2012

Building Local Capacity for Policy Analysis in Aceh

Building the capacity of researchers from universities and nongovernmental organizations in Aceh to provide empirically based policy advice to promote conflict-sensitive development in Aceh.

Local Partners:

Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies at Syiah Kuala University and the International Center for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies (ICAIOS, a joint initiative of Syiah Kuala University, the Ar-Raniry State Islamic Institute and Malikussaleh University)

Total Expenditures: $293,392

Funding Sources:
The World Bank
2012

Building the Capacity of Indonesia’s Knowledge Sector

Providing independent analysis of the current capacities, needs, constraints, and opportunities in Indonesia’s knowledge sector, to lay the groundwork for a significant effort on the part of the Indonesian government and Australian Aid to strengthen effective, evidence-based policymaking.

Local Partners:

Akatiga Social Analysis Center; Center for Health Insurance Financing and Management (KP-MAK) at Gadjah Mada University; Center for Political Studies (Puskapol) at the University of Indonesia; Eastern Indonesia Researchers Network (Bakti/Jikti); Institute for Research and Empowerment; National Secretariat of the Indonesian Forum for Budget Transparency (Seknas Fitra); Survey Meter; Social Economy Education and Research Institution (LP3ES); Indonesian Center for Law and Policy Studies (PSHK); Gadjah Mada University Center for Population and Policy Studies (PSKK-UGM)

Total Expenditures: $1,214,835

Funding Sources:
Australian Aid
2012

Case Studies of Procurement Practices at the Subnational Level

Conducting a study of procurement reform at the subnational level to inform donor investments going forward.

Local Partner:

Bandung Trust Advisory Group (B-trust)

Total Expenditures: $94,019

Funding Sources:
The World Bank
2012

Educating and Equipping Tomorrow’s Justice Sector Reformers

Providing a new generation of Indonesian law students with more knowledge, skills, and incentives to pursue a career in public service. Contributing to justice sector reform efforts by increasing collaboration among law schools, civil society organizations, and justice sector institutions.

Local Partners:

Kemitraan – the Partnership for Governance Reform; Law Faculty Airlangga University; Law Faculty Gadjah Mada University; Law Faculty Hasanuddin University; Law Faculty University of Indonesia; Law Faculty Padjajaran University; Law Faculty Sriwijaya University; Law Faculty Udayana University; Law Faculty University of North Sumatra; University of Washington Asian Law Center; Pusaka Indonesia; SAHDAR; Women's Crisis Center Palembang; Legal Aid Institute of Palembang; The Indonesian Forum for Environment of South Sumatra (WALHI Palembang); Legal Aid Institute of Jakarta; Center for Women and Gender Studies (PKWJ); Legal Aid Institute of Bandung; Bandung Institute of Governance Studies (BIGS); Legal Aid Institute of  Yogyakarta; Center for Anti-Corruption Studies (PUKAT); Volunteer Alliance for Saving Nature (ARUPA); Legal Aid Institute of Surabaya; Ecological Observation and Wetlands Conservation (ECOTON); Legal Aid Institute of Bali; Bali Fokus; Legal Aid Institute – Indonesian Women's Association for Justice of Makassar (LBH-APIK Makassar); Legislative Monitoring Committee (KOPEL); Indonesian Marine Conservation Foundation (YKL); Center for Human Rights Studies, Islamic University of Indonesia (PUSHAM UII); the Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI)

Total Expenditures: $1,925,245

Funding Sources:
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
2012

Enhancement of the Subnational Procurement Monitoring

Mobilizing civil society, government and private sector coalitions in support of reforming the regulatory environment so that the business environment for agricultural commodities is improved, positively affecting the livelihoods of poor farmers. 

Local Partners:

Indonesia Corruption Watch; Bandung Trust Advisory Group (B-trust)

Total Expenditures: $59,649

Funding Sources:
British Embassy, in Indonesia
2012

Gender Assistance to Indonesia’s National Task Force to Accelerate Poverty Reduction (TNP2K)

Providing technical support to the National Task Force to Accelerate Poverty Reduction (TNP2K) on how to mainstream gender in their planning, monitoring, and evaluation of poverty reduction in Indonesia

Total Expenditures: $181

Funding Sources:
Australian Aid, via GRM International Pty Ltd
2012

Improving Aid to Subnational Conflict Areas

Conducting a multi-country study of development assistance to subnational conflict areas in Southeast Asia (Aceh, southern Thailand, Mindanao) as part of a regional program to build understanding of the causes, dynamics, and consequences of subnational conflicts. Providing recommendations for donors and host governments to improve the effectiveness of development and governance approaches for conflict prevention, peacebuilding, and recovery in subnational conflict areas. Strengthening the awareness of key officials, policymakers, and civil society throughout the region.

Total Expenditures: $736,000

Funding Sources:
The World Bank
2012

Improving Governance of Land Use, Land Use Change, and Forestry

Improving the governance of land use and forestry to contribute to reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Improving transparency and accountability of land use planning and permitting, to improve the regulatory framework governing land use change decisions and to enforce the rule of law governing land use and forestry.

Local Partners:

Forum for Green Earth Foundation (YWBH); Center for Environmental Empowerment and Partnership (STABIL); Indonesian Menapak Association (Menapak); Nusantara Pillar Association (PINUS); Gemawan Institute; Indonesia Corruption Watch; National Secretariat of the Indonesian Forum for Budget Transparency (Seknas Fitra); Indonesia Center for Environmental Law; The Center for Anthropology Studies at the University of Indonesia; The Indonesian Foundation to Strengthen Civil Society Participation, Initiatives and Partnerships (Yappika); Titian Foundation; Indonesian Independent Network in West Borneo (Jari); The Indonesian Forum for the Environment in South Sumatera (WALHI Sumsel)

Total Expenditures: $1,395,734

Funding Sources:
Department for International Development, U.K. (DFID)
2012

Improving the Business Environment for Poor Farmers

Completing research about the regulatory environment and political economy of the business-enabling environment (BEE) on selected agricultural commodities and utilizing the results of this research to initiate BEE reform that will positively affect the livelihoods of poor farmers.

Local Partners:

Association for Small Enterprises Development (Pupuk) Surabaya; Solidarity of the Community for Transparency (Somasi) Mataram; Perkumpulan Pikul, Kupang; and Flores Institute for Resource Development (FIRD)

Total Expenditures: $248,317

Funding Sources:
Australian Aid
2012

Increasing Women’s Political Participation and Strengthening Good Governance

Increasing the capacity of women legislatures to perform their role and responsibilities as elected officials and increasing gender sensitivity of laws passed by parliament and strengthening relations between women legislators and their constituents.

Local Partners:

Aceh Anti-Corruption Movement (GeRAK Aceh); Center for Human Rights Studies, Airlangga University (PUSHAM UNAIR); Center for Political Studies (Puskapol) at the University of Indonesia; Indonesian Women’s Coalition (KPI) Institute of Public Policy Studies (LSKP); True Partner of Indonesian Women (MISPI); Women’s Pro-Democracy Group (KPPD)

Total Expenditures: $769,291

Funding Sources:
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2012

Local Governance Service Improvement Program

Within the context of a local governance program aimed at improving service delivery, this program is providing technical assistance to local governments to improve the business enabling environment, conducting economic governance surveys, and undertaking local budget analysis.

Local Partners:

National Secretariat of the Indonesian Forum for Budget Transparency (Seknas Fitra); Regional Autonomy Watch (KPPOD); Prosperous and Justice Foundation for South Sulawesi (YAS South Sulawesi); Association to Grow Small Business (Pupuk Surabaya); Organization for Skills Development in Rural Indonesia (BITRA Aceh); Madanika

Total Expenditures: $866,448

Funding Sources:
United States Agency for International Development (USAID), via RTI International
2012

Prison Reform in Indonesia

Building on the significant reforms that have taken place in the criminal justice system by reducing prison overcrowding, further developing a computer database to track inmates, and expanding protection and rehabilitation programs for women and juvenile prisoners.

Local Partners:

Center for Detention Studies, Indonesia Center for Environmental Law; Indonesian Center for Law and Policy Studies (PSHK)

Total Expenditures: $855,564

Funding Sources:
Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Australian Aid
2012

Promoting Justice Sector Reform

Providing support to the Center for Detention Studies to support the Strategic Planning process in the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. ($16,665)

Total Expenditures: $16,665

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
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