Australia - Indonesia Government Partnership (KOMPAK)
Indonesia and Australia are strategically important to each other and have a long history of partnerships in various fields including development.
KOMPAK is a partnership between the Government of Australia and Indonesia in supporting the Government of Indonesia's poverty alleviation program in accordance with the National Medium Term Development Plan (RPJMN). KOMPAK's first stage is for the period 2015-2018.
This partnership is a continuation of decades of cooperation between the two countries to alleviate poverty in Indonesia through improved governance, basic services and job creation for the poorest 40% of the population. This partnership is carried out through five ministries / institutions namely Bappenas, Ministry of Finance (Ministry of Finance), Ministry of Home Affairs (Ministry of Home Affairs), Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration and Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture (Kemenko PMK).
KOMPAK focuses its activities in three areas:
- Increased access, quality and implementation of basic services in the fields of health, education and legal identity;
- Strengthening village government governance and community participation in it, as well as community-based development;
- Development of productive economic opportunities, especially in the non-agricultural sector.
KOMPAK's work area is currently focused on seven provinces namely East Java, Central Java, West Nusa Tenggara, South Sulawesi, Aceh, Papua and West Papua.
KOMPAK uses the following approaches and implementation mechanisms:
- Dialogue and policy advice, for example by facilitating the Government of Indonesia to hold inter-ministerial meetings on priority policies that require joint input, provide expert advice and technical input into policy formulation and coordinate civil society input into policy.
- Capacity / institutional strengthening, for example by providing technical experts and training for the Government of Indonesia and civil society to strengthen their capacity to produce relevant output.
- Research and analysis, for example by supporting specific research on the potential impact of policies as input designs in discussions of the Government of Indonesia's policies.
- Pilot and Trial, for example by conducting activities to test the application of methods to achieve results, and facilitate replication and / or expansion of success.
- KOMPAK builds strategic partnerships with existing organizations, forms coalitions for change, utilizes its capabilities to strengthen traditional and non-traditional funding sources, and promotes innovation, gender equality and social inclusion.See more