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    Empowering Communities in Remote Areas: Improving Basic Education Services

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    World-Bank, Local-Solutions-to-Poverty, Education, Community-Empowerment, Reduce-Poverty, Poverty-Reduction, Teacher-Assessment
    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.


    Local Solutions to Poverty (LSP) Achievement Brief 2017


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


    Camera App : a Catalyst for Teacher Performance Improvement in East Nusa Tenggara

    Thursday, Nov 2, 2017

    Students take turns to read paragraphs in Indonesian Language class (Photo:Fauzan Ijazah).
    Students take turns to read paragraphs in Indonesian Language class (Photo:Fauzan Ijazah).


    It was almost 7.30 a.m. and the principal and the teachers at Mboeng Elementary School (SDN Mboeng) in remote Kaju Wangi Village, Elar Subdistrict in Manggarai Timur, East Nusa Tenggara, took turns to take each other’s photograph with a cellular phone.