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    Primary Education in Remote Indonesia: Survey Results from West Kalimantan and East Nusa Tenggara

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    The delivery of education services still faces challenges in many developing countries, especially in poor rural and remote areas. In Indonesia, despite success in achieving universal enrollment at the primary school level, the quality of education service delivery and student learning outcomes remains low. Starting in 2016, the World Bank has supported the Government of Indonesia to improve teacher performance and community participation in education through KIAT Guru.

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    Indonesia’s KIAT Guru Pilot — Improving Student Learning Outcomes

    Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019

    KIAT Guru National Coordination Team
    (Jakarta, 13/12) KIAT Guru Pilot’s National Coordination Team meeting was attended by 71 participants from related government ministries and institutions, local governments, and development partners.

     

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Turning ‘People Problems’ into ‘Government Problems’: Reflection of an Outgoing District Head in Indonesia

    Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018

    Turning "People Problems" into "Government Problems"
    Starting a business which used to be problem faced by citizens of Bojonegoro has now become much easier. Photo: Jerry Kurniawan/World Bank
    Seventeen years ago, Indonesia embarked on its so-called big bang decentralization. Almost overnight, responsibility to deliver many public services was transferred to local governments. This was done, in part, with the hope that the decentralization would make local government more agile and responsive to issues facing local communities. However, results have yet to materialize in many locations.

    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.

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    KIAT Guru Fact Sheet

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    KIAT Guru aims to improve education service delivery in remote villages by empowering communities and tying payment of remote area allowance with either teacher presence or service quality.

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    School Principal in East Nusa Tenggara Village Walking the Talk

    Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017

    School Principal: Janur Damianus

    Good leaders lead by examples, the saying goes, and Janur Damianus does just that as the principal of SDN Mboeng in remote Kaju Wangi village in Manggarai Timur District, East Nusa Tenggara.

    He would be among the first to arrive at school, riding his motorcycle and navigating the rocky road in the mountainous area for half an hour before reaching the school. The lanky man did not have to rise his voice to make himself heard, but his calm demeanor and stoicism earned him much respect.

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    Policy Brief 01: Education Services in Rural Indonesia

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    This analysis was carried out by the PNPM Support Facility (PSF). The objective of this analysis was to gain a comprehensive and accurate understanding of the condition of health and education facilities and services down to the sub-district and village level in Indonesia. Generally, basic educational services in Indonesia is good, but various gaps are still apparent in this sector.