Papua Barat and Papua are among the wealthiest provinces in Indonesia, but also have some of the highest rate of poverty. Papua Barat is the smaller of the two provinces, with a population of 900 thousands. The poverty rate for Papua Barat is 23%, more than the national average of 9.8% (BPS, 2018).
Since 2016, KOMPAK has been supporting the provincial governments of Papua Barat and Papua through the LANDASAN Program. LANDASAN is an approximately A$2.5 million per annum program implemented by BaKTI, a KOMPAK partner, designed to address gaps in the capacity of service units (health centres and schools) and village governments to help improve access to and quality of frontline services in the Papua and Papua Barat provinces.
The focus for LANDASAN in 2019 onwards is to further expand and institutionalise village information systems – particularly in finalising capacity building packages (training materials, manuals, standard operation procedures and the like) – and supporting local governments and service units in planning, budgeting and the implementation of the minimum service standards (MSS) for health and education.
Highlights of KOMPAK’s support in Papua Barat include:
Piloting village and sub-district information systems – known as SAIK and SAID in the Papua region. These have been getting more buy-in from government stakeholders. In Papua Barat, the provincial government has indicated its commitment to implement the system in all 1,742 villages.
Providing technical assistance to district governments on integrating the minimum service standards for health and education into planning and budgeting documents and using poverty analysis tools to better target social protection programs. KOMPAK has also been supporting schools and health centres to incorporate the MSS into their work-planning, standard operating procedures and monitoring systems.
Providing technical assistance to implement the recommendations from an evaluation on Otsus Fund utilisation by the Papua and Papua Barat provincial governments.
The governments of Papua and Papua Barat Provinces, in cooperation with KOMPAK (an Australian-Indonesian government partnership program) organised Land of Papua Inspiration Forum with the theme “Good Collaborative Practices to Accelerate Welfare Improvement in the Land of Papua” on Wednesday, 9 March 2022. The event aimed to promote good practices and innovations that have been implemented in Papua and Papua Barat.
For two days (22 to 24 January 2018), representatives from key government agencies of Papua and Papua Barat visited Banda Aceh and Calang, Aceh Jaya to share information and discuss Otsus Funds implementation challenges to find new ways to collaborate. Three districts from Papua that also participated are Jayapura, Lanny Jaya and Paniai.
Minimum Service Standards for Basic Education (SPM Dikdas) is one of the benchmark of performance for basic services in education. Regulation of Minister of Education and Culture No. 23 of 2013 stipulates that the provision of basic education that is in line with Minimum Service Standards (MSS) shall fall under the jurisdiction of District/Municipality governments.
Cerita Pendampingan KOMPAK-PASH di Provinsi Papua dan Papua Barat
Papua and West Papua Program Catalog
KOMPAK together with local governments in 7 provinces will hold a series of good practice sharing activities/Inspiration Forums. Get information about the implementation date on this website. This event can be followed through the Youtube account of each province.
In Waren Village, Momi Waren Sub-District, South Manokwari District, protection effort for the marginalised started with the establishment of Village Information System (SAIK) in 2017, which was later upgraded into SAIK Plus (SAIK+)
Waroser is the first village in Papua Barat that can be accessed online through website
The residents of Waroser Village can now breathe a sigh of relief, because cases of misaddressed social assistance no longer occur. They can already enjoy the benefits of government assistance and development programs thanks to an accurate population data system.
“We believe that the data in the Village Administration and Information System, or SAIK Plus, is accurate and always up to date as it is managed by the cadres of the local village. The system is a reliable source for the local government to plan development programs,” explained Markus Waran, District Head of Manokwari Selatan.
Scores of students gathered in the back yard of Gwereshera Elementary School in Kaimana district, Papua Barat. They were busy with their hoes, shovels, and watering cans, learning how to plant cassava from officials from the Kaimana District Agricultural Office. For children, learning through practice is fun and effective.
“Data is the basis of development planning, as well as the proof of development,” explains Hengky Veky Tewu, who is an assistant regional secretary of South Manokwari district, in Papua Barat. Unfortunately, according to Hengky, good data is a luxury for many areas of Papua and Papua Barat.
Evaluation Study on KOMPAK Program in Papua Land
Study on Improving Quality Education Services at the Elementary and Middle School Levels in the Provinces of Papua and West Papua
This learning study report specifically assesses the contribution of KOMPAK in the process of assisting the accreditation of Puskesmas, including increasing the capacity of managers and those in charge of related programs. This document is expected to be used as material to provide recommendations in the process of assisting the accreditation of health centers by the Provincial Health Office of Papua, West Papua, Pangkep District Health Office and the Directorate of Service Quality and Accreditation of Health Facilities, Ministry of Health. The findings from this study are also expected to provide material for policy improvement and improvement in the implementation of Puskesmas accreditation.