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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.

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    Promoting Community-Based Village Supervision

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    The disclosure of various cases of budget lapses in some areas shows that supervisory practices have been weak. This policy note recommends a village monitoring model by the community that adopts four principles of social accountability: relevance, publicity, refutation, and enforcement, from the planning stage to the evaluation of village governance.

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    Indonesia : Urban Poverty and Program Review : Policy Note January 2013

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    The policy note is based on a report, “Indonesia Urban Poverty Analysis and Program Review”. There number of policy priorities emerge for an urban poverty reduction strategy, particularly in view of the growing numbers of urban poor. These can be categorized under 2 broad areas of: economic and urbanization policies; and social policies and are consistent with global evidence on poverty reduction strategies.

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    Indonesia: Evaluation of the Urban Community Driven Development Program : Program Nasional Pemberdayaan Masyarakat Mandiri Perkotaan (PNPM-Urban) : Policy Note January 2013

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    The policy note is based on two commissioned studies: i) “A Qualitative Study of the PNPM Urban in Indonesia”; and ii) “Rapid Appraisal of PNPM Neighborhood Development (and Poverty Alleviation Partnership Grant Mechanism”.

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    Local Conflict and Community Development in Indonesia Assessing the Impact of the Kecamatan Development Program

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    This study examines questions relating to the nexus between development projects and different forms of local conflict. It does so by examining how the World Bank/Government of Indonesia’s Kecamatan Development Project (KDP) interacts with social tensions and local conflict, and how it affects the nature and extent of local conflict management.

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    Tapping Potential of Indonesia’s Village Law to Increase Quality of Early Childhood Education

    Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017

    PAUD Learning Activities in Timor Tengah Utara
    Learning activities in PAUD in Timor Tengah Utara District, East Nusa Tenggara (Photo: Thomas Brown)
    Indonesia continues to make strides in expanding access to early childhood education (ECE) across its vast archipelago, now reaching some 70.1% of 3-6 year olds. Yet despite this increased availability, quality of services continues to be poor, especially in rural and low-income areas. In particular, there continues to be reliance on under-qualified teachers, with many having received inadequate formal training, or none at all.

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    Clean Water for All

    Monday, May 29, 2017

    Clean Water for All
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    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.