Action plans are at the core of a government’s participation in OGP. They are the product of a co-creation process in which government and civil society jointly develop commitments to open governmen...: Action plan – Brebes, Indonesia, 2021 – 2024
Action Plan Submission: 2021
Action Plan End: December 2024
Lead Institution: Baperlitbangda Kabupaten Brebes (Regional Planning Agency) as secretariat, Dinas Sosial (Office of Social Affaris) as Lead Implementer of Sambang Bansos, Dinas Pendidikan Pemuda dan Olahraga (Accountability within the public education system is key to improving outcomes and attainment, and accountability is nearly impossible without transparent policies and opportunities for participation ..., Recognizing that investing in youth means investing in a better future, OGP participating governments are creating meaningful opportunities for youth to participate in government processes. Technical ... and Sports Office) as Lead Implementer of Ger, Gebrak as CSO, FMPP as CSO
28th July 2021
Collaborative efforts between the government and non-government organisations need to be carried out to realize inclusive education for all citizens and provide accountable welfare data. By 2018, there were still 17,420 children who dropped out from school/ did not enroll in any educational institutions (hereinafter referred to as ATS – Anak Tidak Sekolah). The average number of school duration in 2018 only reached 6.19 years. Furthermore, the available welfare data has not been integrated so that the distribution of social assistance is still not on target. Therefore, joint efforts between the government, civil society, and the Governments are working to open private sector practices as well — including through beneficial ownership transparency, open contracting, and regulating environmental standards. Technical specificat... More are important to address these two major issues.
The efforts to address the issue of low school enrollment rates are carried out through the Back to School Movement (hereinafter referred to as GKB – Gerakan Kembali Bersekolah) program. GKB is a collaborative program between Baperlitbangda (regional planning agency), the Education Office, the Village Community Empowerment Office and the CSO namely Education Care Community Forum (hereinafter referred to as FMPP – Forum Masyarakat Peduli Pendidikan). FMPP advocates and provides assistance to ATS and the adults who dropped out from school (hereinafter referred to as DTS – Dewasa Tidak Sekolah) to return to school, while the government supports it through the provision of budgets and educational facilities in formal schools and Learning Centers.
In terms of providing welfare data, the government together with the CSO namely Gebrak (hereinafter referred to as Gebrak- Gerakan Berantas Korupsi) are trying to provide accountable welfare data through the Sambang Bansos program. This program is an effort to integrate data on social assistance recipients so that social assistance can be given to the right beneficiaries. Welfare data obtained at the village level becomes a reference for the government in building a transparent and accountable welfare data portal.
Open Government Challenges, Opportunities and Strategic Vision
What is the long-term vision for open government in your context and jurisdiction?
An inclusive and accountable Brebes Regency based on a As evolving technologies present new opportunities for governments and citizens to advance openness and accountability, OGP participating governments are working to create policies that deal with the ... by implementing integrated social welfare data services and lifelong education services for all citizens.
The realization of inclusive education (lifelong education services) is in line with one of the long-term missions of Brebes Regency 2025, which is to improve the quality of human resources. Meanwhile, the realization of a transparent and accountable welfare data based on technology and innovation is in line with the long-term mission of Brebes Regency 2025, which is to realize good, democratic, and participatory governance.
What are the achievements in open government to date (for example, recent open government reforms)?
- In 2019, Brebes Regency received a TOP 45 public service innovation award in the implementation of inclusive education through the GKB program.
- In 2020, Brebes Regency received the title of Unqualified Opinion in terms of financial management. In 2021, Brebes also received an Unqualified opinion. This shows that the Brebes government is committed to implementing an accountable government.
- Brebes Regency received an award related to information disclosure in 2020. The 2020 Public Information Disclosure Award at the Central Java provincial level shows that the Brebes government seeks to realize information disclosure through electronic-based governance.
What are the current challenges/areas for improvement in open government that the jurisdiction wishes to tackle?
There are several challenges in the implementation of the GKB program and the Sambang Bansos program. The challenge in the GKB program is the limited resources (both human and financial resources) in the effort to handle ATS and DTS. In addition, currently there is no implementation guide that specifically regulates community participation in handling ATS and DTS.
On the other hand, the challenges in the effort to provide integrated, transparent and accountable welfare data through the Sambang Bansos program are the absence of legal regulations that cover the Sambang Bansos program and the large number of duplicate data on prospective beneficiaries. Another problem is that currently only a very few A government is not open unless it is accessible to all, and governments are working to ensure people with disabilities are afforded equitable services and opportunities to participate. Technical spec... are included in the Social Welfare Integrated Data scheme.
What are the medium-term open government goals that the government wants to achieve?
The medium-term goal that will be achieved from building a learning center for handling ATS and DTS is the establishment of three study centers for handling ATS and three study centers for handling DTS in 6 villages. Meanwhile, the medium-term goal that will be achieved from the social welfare data integration program is integrating 75% data of social welfare in Brebes Regency.
How does this action plan contribute to achieve the Open Government Strategic Vision?
Our strategic vision is to have “an inclusive and accountable Brebes Regency based on a digital governance by implementing integrated social welfare data services and lifelong education services for all citizens”. To realize this vision, we formulated two action plans, namely building a learning center for handling ATS and DTS in Brebes and integrating social welfare data.
The action plan to build a learning center for handling ATS and DTS is expected to significantly increase school enrollment rates in Brebes, and ensure that all residents in Brebes can access education from elementary to high school level. This action plan is also expected to facilitate residents who are no longer of school age to take education from elementary to high school level. The final hope is that the GKB program can encourage the creation of an inclusive education ecosystem, so that no Brebes residents are left behind from the educational aspect.
Meanwhile, the action plan to integrate social welfare data is expected to significantly provide integrated welfare data that is more transparent and accountable using technology and innovation. The Sambang Bansos program is also expected to involve and accommodate groups of people with disabilities who did not use to be actively involved in welfare data.
How does the open government strategic vision contribute to the accomplishment of the current administration’s overall policy goals?
Our strategic vision in The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a multi-stakeholder initiative focused on improving government transparency, ensuring opportunities for citizen participation in public matters, and strengthen... More is an inclusive and accountable Brebes Regency based on a digital governance by implementing integrated social welfare data services and lifelong education services for all citizens. This strategic vision is inline with our long term mission; improving quality of human resources and realizing good, democratic, and participatory governance.
Engagement and Coordination in the Open Government Strategic Vision and OGP Action Plan
Please list the lead institutions responsible for the implementation of this OGP action plan.
- Baperlitbangda Kabupaten Brebes (Regional Planning Agency) as secretariat
- Dinas Sosial (Office of Social Affaris) as Lead Implementer of Sambang Bansos
- Dinas Pendidikan Pemuda dan Olahraga (Education, Youth and Sports Office) as Lead Implementer of Ger
- Gebrak as CSO
- FMPP as CSO
What kind of institutional arrangements are in place to coordinate between government agencies and departments to implement the OGP action plan?
Currently, OGP Local secretariat has been formed in Brebes regency. The secretariat team consists of the government and civil society organizations with the Baperlitbangda Brebes district as the coordinator.
The secretariat team also has a Local Government Point of Contact (POC) namely Head of Baperlitbangda Brebes Regency, Drs. Edy Kusmartono, M.Si who is responsible for leading and coordinating OGP Local activities.
Media Link (Perkumpulan Media Lintas Komunitas) as a Civil Society Organization will be the OGP Local Monitoring Bodies independently evaluate and assess the performance of OGP participating locals. Similar to the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) for OGP countries, these bodies assess the c.... It is hoped that the OGP Local Monitoring Body can independently monitor and evaluate OGP Local programs and activities in Brebes.
What kind of spaces have you used or created to enable the collaboration between government and civil society in the co-creation and implementation of this action plan? Mention both offline and online spaces.
To build an effective collaboration space between the government and civil society, we have regular face-to-face meetings which are coordinated by the Brebes OGP Local secretariat team. In addition, we maintain intensive communication through the WhatsApp application platform. We also use the Zoom application to conduct effective and efficient coordination and virtual meetings with stakeholders.
What measures did you take to ensure diversity of representation (including vulnerable or marginalized populations) in these spaces?
We communicate intensively with marginal groups (women, children, and persons with disabilities) so that they can be actively involved in realizing inclusive education and providing welfare data. Female residents are approached through Selapanan activities. The Selapanan is a routine activity carried out by women\’s groups at the RT level every 35 days to discuss basic service issues such as education, health, and population administration. Meanwhile, efforts to approach children\’s groups were carried out by establishing communication with the Brebes Children\’s Forum. Efforts to establish communication are also carried out with the Great Difabel Movement group in Brebes to hear inputs in the implementation of inclusive education services and the provision of welfare data in Brebes. Currently we are also communicating with civil society organizations that care about issues of education and government According to OGP’s Articles of Governance, transparency occurs when “government-held information (including on activities and decisions) is open, comprehensive, timely, freely available to the pub... More, such as FMPP and Gebrak.
Who participated in these spaces?
In the GKB and Sambang Bansos programs, the government has involved FMPP, Gebrak, the mass media, the private sector, and the Brebes community outside the region. The government also encourages groups of people with disabilities, women\’s groups, and children\’s forums to be actively involved in the GKB program and the Sambang Bansos program.
How many groups participated in these spaces?
How many public-facing meetings were held in the Collaboration between government, civil society and other stakeholders (e.g., citizens, academics, private sector) is at the heart of the OGP process. Participating governments must ensure that a dive...?
How will government and non-governmental stakeholders continue to collaborate through the implementation of the action plan?
The government and FMPP cooperate simultaneously in building a learning center for handling ATS and DTS. In the early stages of program implementation, the government together with FMPP conducted data collection and reconfirmation of ATS and DTS. Every year, it is hoped that 1000 ATS and DTS will return to school or study at learning centers. Furthermore, ATS and DTS returned to their education in formal schools and learning centers. At this stage, the government acts as a facilitator/provider of education services, while FMPP plays a role in guarding ATS and DTS so that they continue to study at the high school level/equivalent.
In integrating social welfare data, the government and Gebrak work together to match and synchronize social welfare data. At the operational level, Gebrak together with data volunteers verified and validated data on beneficiaries of social assistance. Existing data is verified with supporting evidence so that the compiled data is truly valid. In addition, Gebrak provides assistance to groups with disability that have not been accommodated in the welfare database due to limited access to information.
Please describe the independent Monitoring Body you have identified for this plan.
OGP Local Monitoring Body can independently monitor and evaluate OGP Local programs and activities in Brebes regency.
Provide the contact details for the independent monitoring body.
- Tanti Budi Suryani, Senior Program Manager Media Link, firstname.lastname@example.org
What types of activities will you have in place to discuss progress on commitments with stakeholders?
To discuss the progress of the local OGP program in Brebes regency, we schedule regular coordination meetings involving all stakeholders, both within the Brebes regency and in a wider scope. In addition to coordination meetings, we will also hold FGDs to discuss the implementation and progress of the Local OGP program in Brebes district. Due to the unfavorable conditions caused by COVID-19 pandemic, meeting activities involving many people will be held virtually.
How will you regularly check in on progress with implementing agencies?
To see the progress of the ongoing program, we plan to conduct direct inspections/observations. In addition, during the planning process to the program implementation stage, we also plan to coordinate with implementing agencies to ensure activities run according to the action plan.
How will you share the results of your monitoring efforts with the public?
We plan to periodically provide information related to the results of ongoing program monitoring to the public through the website of the Brebes Regency Government (brebeskab.go.id/). Stakeholders can submit feedback and input through the website.
Endorsement from Non-Governmental Stakeholders
- Bahrul Ulum, Head of FMPP,
- Redy Liana, Vide Coordinator of Gebrak,
- Mufarohah, PKBM Forum,