Sentinel Villages Study

Longitudinal study to monitor village governance in 5 selected districts since the implementation of Village Law in 2015. Two rounds of surveys conducted in 112 villages complemented with qualitative studies in 10 villages. A field observer stay in each district to provide real time update of Village Law implementation challenges at district and village levels.


    Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018

    Acting Village Head Beating Incumbent in Sipahit Lidah Election

    Merangin. People of Sipahit Lidah Village have elected their leader for the next six years. The Village Head Election on Saturday, October 7, 2017, was won by Hijazi, Acting Village Head since mid May 2017. He defeated four other candidates including the incumbent Azwan by a…

    Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018

    PJS Tumbangkan Petahana dalam Pilkades Sipahit Lidah

    Merangin. Warga Sipahit Lidah telah memutuskan siapa pemimpin mereka enam tahun ke depan. Pilkades pada Sabtu, 7 Oktober 2017, dimenangkan oleh Hijazi, penjabat Kepala Desa Sipahit Lidah sejak pertengahan Mei 2017. Ia mengalahkan empat calon kepala desa (…

    Monday, Feb 5, 2018

    BUMDes as Main Driver for Village Development in Jambi

    Batanghari. In line with the Village Funds’ utilization priorities by the Ministry of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration (Kemendesa), Batanghari District in Jambi Province has been enthustiatically developing their village economy through the establishment of…

    Monday, Feb 5, 2018

    BUMDes Prioritas Utama Pembangunan Desa di Jambi

    Batanghari. Sejalan dengan prioritas Kementerian Desa, Pembangunan Daerah Tertinggal dan Transmigrasi (Kemendesa) dalam penggunaan Dana Desa, Kabupaten Batanghari, Jambi…

Feature Stories

    Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018

    Half-hearted Delegation of Authority from District to Subdistrict in Merangin

    Merangin. Merangin District Government has issued District Head Regulation (Perbup) No. 18/2016 on Delegation of Parts of Authority of District Head to Subdistrict Head, which replaces District Head Regulation No. 29/2012, to include evaluation of Village…

    Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018

    Transformation of Deling Credit Body (BKD) into BUMDes

    That Tuesday evening, November 8 2016, 22 people gathered at the Deling Village assembly hall, at Banyumas District, Central Java, for a deliberative meeting (musyawarah) at village level to discuss the handover of the Village Credit Body (Badan Kredit Desa, BKD) assets. The…

Knowledge Sharing


    Debottlenecking Distribution and Disbursement of the Village Fund

    The distribution of Village Fund (VF) has entered its third year in 2017, yet delays in distribution and disbursement continue to occur and could potentially undermine the quality of VF spending. The challenge is how to develop a simple mechanism that accommodates village capacity, while upholding the principle of accountability.

    The Role of Kecamatan in Village Law Implementation

    This policy brief presents a summary on the challenges as well as the recommendations for strengthening the role of the kecamatan in Village Law implementation.

    Reforming BPD to Strengthen Villages

    This policy brief presents the shifting role and position of Badan Permusyawaratan Desa (BPD) under Village Law. Reform of the BPD as a democratic institution in the village is needed,especially in terms of channeling community aspirations and monitoring village government.