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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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    About Human Development Workers (HDWs)

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    As part of the government of Indonesia's stunting prevention strategy (2018-2021), The World Bank and the government launched the Human Development Worker (HDW) pilot in 2018 by engaging 3,105 HDWs in 31 districts in nine provinces. The HDW have three key tasks, among others, diagnose, treat, as well as monitor and adjust.

    Empowering Communities in Remote Areas: Improving Basic Education Services

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

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    Monthly Evaluasi Meeting between User Committee and Teachers in one of KIAT Guru Pilot Elementary School in East Manggarai District, East Nusa Tenggara

    The Government of Indonesia (GoI) recognizes the importance of education in reducing poverty and inequality and allocates a substantial amount of resources to increase education access and quality. Since 2009, 20 percent of national and district government budgets have been allocated to education. Money spent on teachers’ welfare has increased significantly. However, improved teacher welfare has not led to better learning outcomes, and teacher absenteeism in rural and remote areas remains high.

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    Local Solutions to Poverty (LSP) Achievement Brief 2017

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    A summary of how Local Solutions to Poverty strengthened Indonesian village development and basic service delivery in 2017.