Our key activities

Village Innovation Program

This program focuses on helping villages use their fiscal transfers to make sound village development investments. The program seeks to enable and incentivize villages to allocate more of their fiscal transfers from the Village Law to entrepreneurship and to improve the technical quality of these activities. The activity provides financing for three platforms:

  1. District-level village innovation platform that will support the institutionalization of the knowledge-sharing functions of the PNPM facilitation and community empowerment activities;
  2. Capacity-building for local technical service providers that will improve their ability to deliver technical services to villages; and
  3. Data that will support the maintenance and use of a dataset on village development needs, priorities, and outputs.

Together, these platforms will improve villages’ capacity to plan (and ultimately use) their fiscal transfers for village development investments with a focus on village entrepreneurship, human capital formation, and village infrastructure.

Stories from the Field

Taking Care of Our Parents

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Author: Fibria Heliani, Co-Author: Wulan Dewi, Irfan Kortschak

In the village of Pejanggik, in Central Lombok, the village government has used village funds to provide vitamins and regular twice-yearly medical checkups for older members of the community who are not covered by Indonesia’s health insurance program for the poor and near-poor. Last year, 1,200 elderly people joined the program, of whom only around 300 were covered by the national insurance program.

Clean Water for All

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Author: Fibria Heliani, Co-Author: Wulan Dewi, Irfan Kortschak

In 2015 and 2016, in the village of Rempek, North Lombok, to ensure the availability of clean water for the community’s daily activities, the village government allocated village funds to maintain and replace water pipes managed by the Village Municipal Water Corporation. The pipes had been installed in the late 1980s to provide coverage to 16 hamlets in a mountainous area covering a total of 38,000 km2. Before the installation of the pipes, community members had to walk up to 1.5 km from their homes to the nearest reservoir to collect water.

Water is now available to community members in their own houses. The village government helps the residents manage water usage by installing a meter faucet in each house. Residents are charged a flat fee of Rp 800–1,000 per m3, which is waived for public facilities such as mosques or schools. The village government also provides water to households free of charge in special circumstances, such as when a household is conducting a wedding ceremony or funeral.

Weaving Thread

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Author: Fibria Heliani, Co-Author: Wulan Dewi, Irfan Kortschak

In the village of Loloan, in North Lombok, the village government has allocated Rp 6 million in village funds to provide thread to 10 weavers in the community to increase their working capital. Early this year, the village government provided additional funds to facilitate the purchase of weaving equipment and to pay a senior weaver from the community to conduct training.

Bridging Economic Activities

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Author: Fibria Heliani, Co-Author: Wulan Dewi, Irfan Kortschak

In the village of Loloan, in North Lombok, the village government allocated Rp 27 million in village funds in 2016 to repair and renovate the bridge and road system in the hamlet of Tanah Petak Lauk. This initiative was intended to improve the community’s economic livelihood by providing improved access for members of the community who work crushing and breaking rocks.