Skip to main content

    Story

    Indonesia: Community Empowerment Improves Education Outcomes in Very Disadvantaged Areas

    Monday, Dec 10, 2018

    The diagnostic test led by User Committee (Photo: TNP2K)
    The diagnostic test led by User Committee (Photo: TNP2K)

     

    Increasing teachers’ welfare has been a priority focus of Indonesian Government efforts to strengthen education and reduce poverty and inequality. National and district governments have allocated 20 percent of their budgets to improve education access and quality.

    Yet recent studies* show that improved teachers’ welfare has not led to better student learning outcomes, and that the rate of teacher’s absenteeism in rural and remote areas remains high.

    Story

    West Kalimantan District Committed to Continuing and Expanding KIAT Guru Program

    Monday, Dec 10, 2018

    User Committee of SDN 06 Nanga Sekapat compiling teachers’ monthly performance scores prior to Monthly Meeting with village government, teachers, parents, and community representatives. (Photo: TNP2K)
    User Committee of SDN 06 Nanga Sekapat compiling teachers’ monthly performance scores prior to Monthly Meeting with village government, teachers, parents, and community representatives. (Photo: TNP2K)

     

    Of the 390 villages in Sintang District in West Kalimantan, only 30 of them are not categorized as disadvantaged or very disadvantaged. The rest is still plagued with poverty, lack of infrastructures amid the harsh terrains, and lack of quality human resources. These have affected the quality of education in this district, resulting in low competitiveness of students.

    Story

    Indonesia: Community Involvement Improves Student and Teacher Performance - KIAT Guru Pilot Program at the Eastern Indonesia Forum Festival VIII, 2018

    Monday, Dec 10, 2018

    Speakers of KIAT Guru talk show (Makassar, 24/10), ‘Community Involvement Improves Students Performance’, at the Eastern Indonesia Forum Festival.
    Speakers of the KIAT Guru talk show (Makassar, 24/10), ‘Community Involvement Improves Students Performance’, at the Eastern Indonesia Forum Festival.

     

    The KIAT Guru Pilot Program* shared its experiences of the dynamic impact that community involvement in primary school education can have in improving education quality in very disadvantaged areas, in a talkshow and exhibition during the recent Eastern Indonesia Forum Festival (Forum KTI) VIII. Held in Makassar on 24-25th October 2018 the festival aimed to disseminate local development innovations and smart practices from Eastern Indonesia.

    Story

    Showcasing Indonesia’s Village Innovation Program to a Global Audience

    Friday, Nov 30, 2018

    The Minister of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration, Eko Putro Sandjojo, (middle) with the panellists in Fourth High-Level Meeting on Country-Led Knowledge Sharing (Photo: The World Bank)
    The Minister of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration, Eko Putro Sandjojo, (middle) with the panellists in Fourth High-Level Meeting on Country-Led Knowledge Sharing (Photo: The World Bank)

     

     

    Story

    Weaving Hope in Remote West Kalimantan School

    Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018

    Teachers in SDN 03 Tempoak.
    User Committe (KPL), Village Cadre and teachers complete the Teachers' Attendance Form (Formulir Pencocokan Kehadiran Guru, FPKG) (Photo: TNP2K/Doge Abdurrahman).

     

    “Teachers are no longer absent. They are more responsible in providing the best education service for students. I hope KIAT Guru Program will continue,” said Natalia, a civil servant teacher at SDN 03 Tempoak public elementary school.

    Story

    Indonesia—Improving Early Childhood Education Through Tiered Teacher Training

    Friday, Nov 9, 2018

    Indonesia—Improving Early Childhood Education Through Tiered Teacher Training

     

    Early childhood education and development (ECED) is crucial to Indonesia’s long-term success—ages 0-6 are considered the golden years of child growth. Indonesia is rapidly expanding its ECED centers across the country. However, teacher competence is a major challenge for these facilities.

    Story

    Strengthening Village Financial Systems

    Friday, Jul 27, 2018

    Village-Finances, Managing-village-funds, village-funds-Transparency-Accountability-Participation-District-Government-Village-Government

    Indonesia’s Village Financial Management System helps ensure that all stages of village development including planning, reporting and monitoring are effective and transparent. For years, village governments created budgets and financial reports, and managed accounts using MS-Excel or other applications that were not standardized.  

    MELAYANI — Working with Local Governments on the “Stubborn” Service Delivery Problems

    Monday, Jul 23, 2018

    Mapping the problem of school management to improve the quality of education.
    Mapping the problem of school management to improve the quality of education.
    The provision of basic public services to the poor and near-poor is largely the responsibility of sub national governments in Indonesia. District governments, in particular, are largely responsible for managing health and education services, supervising 75,000 villages and managing 80% of the road network. Progress in basic service delivery, therefore, depends on sub national governments’ capacity to analyze and solve problems through collective action. This calls for district governments to play a more active role in identifying, understanding and responding to local service delivery problems that they face. Through MELAYANI program, the World Bank team is working with local government departments and leadership to help them unpack and explore problems that they have identified in search of root causes and contextually relevant solutions.

    Story

    Indonesia: Human Development Workers Lead the Charge to Reduce Stunting

    Monday, May 7, 2018

    stunting-malnutrition-gizi-buruk-gagal-tumbuh-anak-Indonesia-World-Bank
    Salmiah has been a Human Development Worker since 2017. She is committed to reducing stunting in her village.
    Stunting is caused by chronic malnutrition and repeated illnesses in childhood. It can be measured by comparing young children’s heights with the WHO Growth Chart Standard. A mother in Central Lombok, was devastated to learn that her 2-year-old daughter was stunted. She has been a member of her local integrated health service post (posyandu) since 2000, and decided to learn about stunting. She found that in her village, 25 percent of children under five, or 225 children, were stunted. In 2017, she became a Human Development Worker (HDW) for Generasi Sehat dan Cerdas (Healthy and Smart program), a program initiated by the Government of Indonesia and the World Bank. Now she is more determined to help her community fight stunting.

    Story

    Length Mats: An Innovation to Reduce Stunting in Indonesia

    Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018

    Length Mats "Aku Tumbuh Tinggi dan Cerdas"
    Length Mats "Aku Tumbuh Tinggi dan Cerdas"
    At Permata Bunda health post in Manahan, Surakarta, Vice President Kalla witnessed the launch of an innovative tool -- a portable “Length Mat” -- initiated by Generasi, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration to measure the height of children under two years of age. Height, a critical benchmark of child growth, must be measured every three months for children less than two years old. The Length Mat gives health workers and parents a visual cue to see if a child is the right height for her/his age, and can be used to differentiate between female and male children. It is used by posyandu to detect stunting early and rapidly identify children who need special attention.