About Central Java

Central Java is the third most populated province in Indonesia with a population of 34.3 million. Central Java is one of the overall better-performing provinces in Indonesia. However, regional disparities exist with rural areas being predominantly poorer.

The poverty rate in Central Java is 11%, slightly above the national average of 9.8% (BPS, 2018). However, in two KOMPAK districts – Brebes and Pemalang – the poverty rate is 19% and 17% respectively. The large population of Central Java also means it has a large overall number of people living in poverty, about 3.9 million.

KOMPAK in Central Java

Since 2016, KOMPAK has been partnering with the Provincial Government of Central Java to support three districts: Brebes, Pekalongan and Pemalang.

KOMPAK’s support to Central Java Province from 2019 to 2022 focuses on kecamatan and village strengthening, public financial management, civil registration and vital statistics, basic education services, and local economic development. KOMPAK also supports the district and provincial governments to implement the National Strategy for Stunting Prevention.

Highlights of KOMPAK’s support in Central Java include:

  • Operationalising the Ministry of Home Affairs Strategy for Village Apparatus Capacity Development (PKAD), particularly through piloting village government facilitators at the sub-district-level to support village governance.

  • Piloting a model to promote transparency in village governments, including trainings for community members on village budgets and establishment of women’s groups and community feedback mechanisms.

  • Contributions towards improvements in civil registration and vital statistics, such as using supporting villages to fund, engage and train village registration officers.

  • Supporting a ‘go back to school’ initiative in Pekalongan and Brebes districts, which is using household data collection to identify out-of-school children and link them with education services.

  • Expanding coverage and use of the village information system and kecamatan dashboard so that villages are able to better plan and prioritise services.

Central Java Government Appreciates KOMPAK’s Role in Poverty Alleviation in Central Java

A total of 20 innovations initiated by the Regional Apparatus Organisations (Organisasi Perangkat Desa/OPD) of provincial and district/city governments in Central Java were awarded the best innovations at Central Java’s Public Service Innovation Competition (Kompetisi Inovasi Pelayanan Publik/KIPP) on Wednesday (01/12).

Three of KOMPAK’s Supported Models Won The 2021 TOP 45 Public Service Innovation Award

Three of KOMPAK’s supported models won the 2021 TOP 45 Public Service Innovation Award at the 2021 National Public Service Innovation Competition (SINOVIK) event.

A Platform to Foster Public Service Innovations

The Public Service Information Network (JIPP) of Central Java Province was soft launched on July 10, 2018 by the provincial government. JIPP was established as a platform to learn and disseminate innovations of public services from the provincial and district government in Central Java. Through JIPP, the public service providers in Central Java will be able to exchange information around innovative practices that have benefited the public.

Good Practice
KOMPAK-CRVS Implementation Stories in Central Jawa Province

Cerita Pendampingan KOMPAK-PASH di Provinsi Jawa Tengah

Good Practice
KUDU Sekolah Infographic 2022

KUDU Sekolah Infographic 2022

Good Practice
Strengthening the Strategic Role of District/City PAUD-HI Task Forces

The PAUD-HI Task Force which is competent in carrying out its role has proven to be able to encourage improvements in the implementation of PAUD-HI. The Task Force plays a strategic role in actualizing policies issued by the central and regional governments, managing coordination across sectors and levels of government to address the challenges of implementing HI ECD, as well as developing cooperation to improve the quality of HI ECD resources with institutions outside the local government.

Story of Change
Accesible Service to Ensure Everyone is Recorded

It was a joyful day for Darno and Tursinah, a couple from Brebes. Their two children, M Zainurrosikin and Hamimah, who were born in 2005 and 2009, respectively, finally obtained their birth certificates for free. The birth certificate makes it easier for the couple, residents of Cipanas Hamlet, Kedungoleng Village, Paguyangan Sub-District, Brebes, to apply for school, Social Insurance, and Smart Indonesia Card (KIP).

Story of Change
Premium Paninggaran Tea: The Journey to the Top

The tea pickers can now earn Rp1,500 per kg for premium-grade tea leaves and Rp3,000 per kg for specialty-grade tea leaves, a whopping increase from Rp900 per kg for low-grade tea leaves.

Story of Change
Babat Alas KUDU Sekolah Movement in Pekalongan District

KUDU Sekolah Movement is a Pekalongan District Government initiative supported by KOMPAK to improve the quality of the Human Development Index through school participation. The Pekalongan District Government launched the KUDU Sekolah Movement in response to the high number of Out of School Children (ATS) caused, among other things, by early marriage, poverty, and a lack of public awareness about the value of education for their children.

Story of Change
PAUD HI Promotes Holistic Education since Early Childhood

The HI ECED learning method is alleged to have a positive impact on increasing the current number of children receiving/having received education. Starting in increasing parents' understanding of the importance of comprehensive parental assistance to fulfil children's rights in looking at the future.

Story of Change
PTPD’s Aspirations for the Villages

9 out of 12 villages in the region were often late in ratifying the Village Development Work Plan and Village Budget. Whereas these two documents are the key for the village to properly serve its community. And after the increase in the capacity of sub-district officials in 2017, over 80% of villages in Belik Sub-district have increased the allocation of basic services, including village participation also increased through involvement of the community in village planning.

Story of Change
Dewi Nadulang, the Economy Booster

Through Market Linkages innovation as an area-based tourist village, Dewi Nadulang brings special attractions from 6 villages located in 2 sub-districts. This concept offers a variety of interesting attractions that invite tourist visits and expand the economic access of the local community.

Story of Change
Pekalongan’s On-Point Tack in Poverty Reduction

To streamline the data collection and analysis processes and determine accurate interventions, the Poverty Laboratory utilises the SEPAKAT application.

Story of Change
Back to School Movement: Ensuring All Children Have 12 Years of Schooling

Ismatun Amanah was only 12 years old when she decided to migrate to Jakarta to work as a housemaid. At such a young age, leaving home might not be her ideal dream. Yet as the ninth child of 10 siblings, she wanted to help her parents and no longer went to school anyway. She had no other choice.

Story of Change
Final of The Innovations for Service Improvement Awards: Five Sub-Districts Compete For Recognition In Service Provision

Five sub-districts in Pekalongan District moved forward to the final round of the Acceleration of Population Services Administration Innovation Competition in November 2016. The finalists included Talun, Tirto, Kedungwuni, Karangdadap, and Petungkriyono Sub-districts.

Didin's Aspiration for the Poor

My name is Didin. I am the Head of Government and Socio-Cultural Affairs of the Pekalongan Regional Development Planning Agency. This positions me as a formulating member of Poverty Laboratory, an innovation to reduce...

Lessons from Nikmah

My name is Nikmah, I was appointed the Head of Public Governance Sub-Division in Belik Sub-District Office in February 2017 in Pemalang District, Central Java. Previously, I was an extension worker at the Family Planning Agency. The switch from advising clients about reproductive health to village governance was quite a shock to me.

Publication > Technical Guidelines and Policy Paper
Replication and Institutional Guide Village Government Technical Supervisor (PTPD)

The initiative to strengthen the Village Government Technical Guidance (PTPD) in collaboration with the Director General of Village Government Development at the Ministry of Home Affairs is intended to strengthen the implementation of village development and supervision. PTPD is a sub-district apparatus whose task is to provide technical guidance and to assist the sub-district head operationally in fostering and supervising the administration of village governance. PTPD is part of the Village Apparatus Capacity Building (PKAD) strategy. The reason for the formation of this initiative is that the tiered capacity strengthening system for village governments is not yet optimal and the capacity of village governments is very diverse in carrying out the mandate of the Village Law. The selection of sub-district loci through the strengthening of the PTPD was carried out strategically because it was a meeting point between various efforts to support capacity building from the central, provincial, and district/city governments for village officials. In addition, there are efforts to encourage the use of independent learning clinics as a service center for capacity building for village officials in need. The built clinic can also function as a place for coordination of cross-sectoral programs to be implemented in the village.

Publication > Technical Guidelines and Policy Paper
Guide to Facilitate in Replicating and Institutionalising KUDU Sekolah Program

Gerakan Kembali Upayakan Dukungan untuk Sekolah (KUDU Sekolah) or Back to Strive for Support for Schools Movement is an initiative to handle Out of School Children (ATS) and Children with Special Needs (ABK) that utilizes an application to record and monitor dropout students and return them to school. The power of data collection, data verification and validation, preparation of formal/non-formal education institutions, mentoring, monitoring, and evaluation are important stages in ensuring the availability of a more comprehensive profile of Out-of-school Children (ATS) to assist identification, classification and effective policy responses and efficient. This guide describes how the commitment, coordination and active role of multi-stakeholders, policy umbrellas, and budgeting are important roles for local governments and education units to jointly address the problem of Out of School Children (ATS).

Publication > Technical Guidelines and Policy Paper
Technical Guidebook for Using the Kudu Sekolah Application

The Movement Back to Strive for Support for Schools (KUDU Sekolah) is an initiative for handling Out of School Children (ATS) and Children with Special Needs (ABK) that utilizes an application to record and monitor dropout students and return them to school. The power of data collection, data verification and validation, preparation of formal/non-formal educational institutions, mentoring, monitoring, and evaluation are important stages in ensuring the availability of a more comprehensive profile of Out-of-school Children (ATS) to assist in the identification, classification and response of effective and effective policies. efficient. This guide describes in detail how the use of the KUDU School application is carried out on various platforms.