1. What is KOMPAK?

KOMPAK is an Australia-Indonesia partnership program who supports the Government of Indonesia’s efforts in reducing poverty through improvements in basic service delivery and creating opportunities for economic development for the poor and vulnerable.  KOMPAK focuses its efforts on three results areas, which are:

  1. Improving access, quality and delivery of basic services in health, education and legal identity;
  2. Strengthening village governance, community participation in governance as well as community-led development and;
  3. Creation of employment opportunities for poor and vulnerable for economic development.

2. What are KOMPAK’s Outcomes?

KOMPAK’S Goal is to ensure that  the  poor and vulnerable Indonesians would receive the benefit from improved basic services and greater economic opportunities.

This will be achieved through project activities leading to three outcomes, which are:

Outcome 1.  Local government and service units better address the needs of basic service users

Outcome 2.  The poor and vulnerable benefit from improved village governance

Outcome 3.  The poor and vulnerable benefit from increased opportunities for economic development

3. How does KOMPAK support Government of Indonesia (GoI) in achieving RPJMN objectives?

KOMPAK implements eight instruments in our projects, which are:

  • Policy Dialogue Facilitating GoI to convene policy dialogues with government representatives and civil society stakeholders. The purpose of this dialogue is to  inform and support achievement of outcomes that align with KOMPAK outcomes.
  • Policy Advice Providing expert policy advice, as trusted advisers, to GoI to assist them in achieving their outcomes that align with KOMPAK outcomes.
  • Capacity/Institutional Strengthening Providing technical experts, and/or training to the GoI and/or CSOs to support it to deliver specific outputs that facilitate achievement of shared program outcomes. 
  • Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation Convening groups of stakeholders at the frontline of service delivery (may include government, civil society, donor programs, and beneficiaries) to identify and solve problems through an iterative and adaptive change process.
  • Pilots and Demonstrations Implementing pilots and demonstration activities with GoI to test the application of methods for achieving outcomes, and facilitating the replication and/or scale-up of successes.
  • Coalitions for Change Convening individuals and groups of influence (formally or informally) to pursue policy changes that will achieve outcomes.
  • Leveraging Resources Drawing upon the wide variety of DFAT investments to promote changes that achieve KOMPAK outcomes.
  • Research and Analysis Support research and analysis that brings new insights to KOMPAK, DFAT and GoI for the purpose of achieving shared Outcomes.

4. What are KOMPAK’s Thematic Areas?

There are 7 thematic areas designed to achieve KOMPAK’s goal. They are:

  1. Fiscal Decentralisation and Public Financial Management.
  2. Health and Nutrition.
  3. Education.
  4. Civil Registration and Vital Statistics.
  5. Sub-district and Village Strengthening.
  6. Social Accountability.
  7. Local Economic Development.

5. Who are KOMPAK’s key Government of Indonesia partners?

KOMPAK works under the guidance of key Government of Indonesia (GoI) counterparts including Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration, and Ministry of Finance.

6. Does KOMPAK work with other partners?

Aside working with Government of Indonesia (GoI), KOMPAK also works with local Non-Government Organizations: Pusat Kajian dan Advokasi Perlindungan dan Kualitas Hidup Anak (PUSKAPA or Center on Child Protection and Wellbeing), Pemberdayaan Perempuan Kepala Keluarga (PEKKA or Empowering Female-Headed Households), Institute for Research and Empowerment (IRE), Lembaga Perlindungan Anak Nusa Tenggara Barat (LPA-NTB or Child Protection Agency of West Nusa Tenggara Province, Sekretariat Nasional Forum Indonesia untuk Transparansi Anggaran (SekNas Fitra or National Secretariat for the Indonesian Forum on Budget Transparency), and Yayasan BaKTI (Knowledge Exchange for Eastern Indonesia).

KOMPAK also collaborates with other Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) programs and DFAT funded initiatives to leverage efficiencies and effectiveness in program delivery.

  • INOVASI, UNICEF, TASS – integrating demand-side and supply-side interventions for improving education services and achievement of Minimum Services Standards (MSS) at sub-national level.
  • KSI – strengthening knowledge-to-policy processes at sub-national level and piloting CSO financing mechanisms.
  • MAHKOTA – piloting locally-specific social protection program in Papua.
  • MAMPU – piloting social accountability and inclusive village planning and budgeting; improving access of marginalised groups to basic services.
  • PRISMA – piloting market-driven approaches to improve local economic development.
  • World Bank and Local Solutions for Poverty – strengthening institutional capacities to support village development; convergence programming at sub-national level to reduce stunting.
  • World Bank and PROSPERA – strengthening fiscal transfer policies and sub-national PFM capacities to improve decentralised service delivery.

7. Where is KOMPAK focusing its work?

KOMPAK projects has a national scope, but projects will focus on Aceh, Central Java, East Java, Nusa Tenggara Barat, South Sulawesi, West Papua and Papua.

8. Who funds KOMPAK?

KOMPAK is funded by the Australian Government under Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through Abt Associates as the managing contractor.