Friday, Nov 30, 2018
The policy of cash for work (Padat Karya Tunai or PKT) in the village which began in 2018 to tackle poverty, unemployment and malnutrition in the villages raises several problems. This relates to some of the provisions in the PKT technical guidelines (i) causing budget inefficiencies, (ii) the risk of reducing the quality of work results, and (iii) not being equipped with clear reference criteria to establish PKT goals.
Friday, Jul 27, 2018
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.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Monday, May 29, 2017
In 2015 and 2016, in the village of Rempek, North Lombok, to ensure the availability of clean water for the community’s daily activities, the village government allocated village funds to maintain and replace water pipes managed by the Village Municipal Water Corporation. The pipes had been installed in the late 1980s to provide coverage to 16 hamlets in a mountainous area covering a total of 38,000 km2. Before the installation of the pipes, community members had to walk up to 1.5 km from their homes to the nearest reservoir to collect water.
Friday, May 26, 2017
In the village of Pejanggik, in Central Lombok, the village government has used village funds to provide vitamins and regular twice-yearly medical checkups for older members of the community who are not covered by Indonesia’s health insurance program for the poor and near-poor. Last year, 1,200 elderly people joined the program, of whom only around 300 were covered by the national insurance program.
(Foto: Fauzan Ijazah)
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
In the village of Loloan, in North Lombok, the village government has allocated Rp 6 million in village funds to provide thread to 10 weavers in the community to increase their working capital. Early this year, the village government provided additional funds to facilitate the purchase of weaving equipment and to pay a senior weaver from the community to conduct training.
(Foto: Fauzan Ijazah)
Friday, May 19, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
In the village of Loloan, in North Lombok, the village government allocated Rp 27 million in village funds in 2016 to repair and renovate the bridge and road system in the hamlet of Tanah Petak Lauk. This initiative was intended to improve the community’s economic livelihood by providing improved access for members of the community who work crushing and breaking rocks.