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Action plan – Semarang, Indonesia, 2021 – 2023



Action Plan: Action plan – Semarang, Indonesia, 2021 – 2023

Action Plan Submission: 2021
Action Plan End: December 2023

Lead Institution: Head of Regional Development Planning Agency, Head of Cooperative and MSMEs Office, Head of Communication, Information, Statistics, and Crypto Agency, Head of Health Office, Head of Regional Autonomy Section of Regional Secretariat



December 2023

Date Submitted

30th July 2021


Semarang City Government strongly supports OGP activities since Semarang has established the principles of transparency and integrity priority agenda and development. This agenda is a joint creation between the government and NGOs to implement open government which can be accessed through our website: OGP Local is important for Semarang City because it can be a medium to realize innovations and breakthroughs by implementing concrete action plans to seek transparency, participation and accountability in various public service sectors. By being involved in OGP, Semarang City hopes to learn improving public services, especially in handling Covid-19 to ensure fast, easy, cheap, affordable, inclusive, and high-quality services.

During this Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to open public services by opening information and open responses to the public. For more information, please visit the website at: which also provides a space for active participation for the community.

We also pay attention to the post-pandemic economic recovery by fostering the local economy through SME marketing using a transparent online platform. The Semarang City Government anticipates it with a breakthrough policy in helping the MSMEs to market their products digitally. Therefore, the Government provides a platform as a forum for Semarang MSMEs namely Gulo Asem. The main benefit of this program is that MSMEs can have new markets and join the integrated cooperative SME movement. Thus, they will get training, assistance, and curated products from experts. They can also buy products cheaper than the market price and get loans given to SMEs with an interest rate of only 3% per year without warranty.

We are committed to cooperate with scholars, NGOs, media, and the private sector to provide public service innovation. We already have close relationships with NGOs, such as TII and Pattiro Semarang.

Open Government Challenges, Opportunities and Strategic Vision

This subsection details the Open Government Strategic Vision in your local area that should guide the commitments for the action plan period.

What is the long-term vision for open government in your context and jurisdiction?

Open, inclusive, responsive  and  participatory Semarang City  through optimization of  information  technology  for economic recovery of the community

What are the achievements in open government to date (for example, recent open government reforms)?

  1. Inclusive & innovative community involvement in the formulation, implementation  & self-assessment in development planning in Semarang City was awarded the Best  City Development Planning  Award Ranked 1st National Level in 2019-2021 by the Ministry of VAT
  2. Gender empowerment in inclusive planning & budgeting from the village level to the city level so as to get appreciation of the Parahita Ekapraya Award in the Madya Category”Regional Head Award committed to the Mainstreaming of Gender in the Region” in 2018 by the President of the Republic of Indonesia
  3.  Lapor Hendi Platform & P3M were awarded the Outstanding Achievement Category  public service complaint  manager  award  in 2020 by the Ministry of Administrative And Bureaucratic Reform
  4. Satya lancana development of cooperatives and SMEs in 2019 from the President of the Republic of Indonesia to the Vice Mayor of  Semarang
  5. The highest award of Kota Sehat Anugerah Swasti Saba Wistara in 2019 from the Ministry of Health
  6. Sidatang, SIM-Isolation House for Handling Covid 19 in Semarang City was awarded  Platinum Award for IT Health  Category with  Innovation  “Combating the  Covid-19 Must Be Strong (Integration of data-warehouse  handling  covid19 Semarang City)” in 2020  from Indonesia Health Care Forum
  7. Child-Friendly  City Award in the year of  Child-Friendly City category Nindya  and Pioneer of Child-Friendly Playroom in 2019 by the Ministry of PPPA

What are the current challenges/areas for improvement in open government that the jurisdiction wishes to tackle?

  1. Reallocation and refocusing  of budget for Covid-19  affects  budgeting  policy  to  solve  problems / other strategic  development sectors,   eg:  transportation; water   resources,   infrastructure.
  2. The participation  of women’s  groups in development forums  decreased  due to the  covid-19  situation.
  3. Mis-information circulating  in  the  community  related to Covid 19 so that the  management of  government  information  channels  (corona alert)  must be correct and up-to-date

What are the medium-term open government goals that the government wants to achieve?

  1. Laporhendi: 70%  input  accommodated,  plan  each    group  accommodated
  2. Gulo Asem: 900 MSMEs registered, all regional agency  & non-regional agency has started ordering
  3. Availability of information  and data related to  covid19  integrated on

How does this action plan contribute to achieve the Open Government Strategic Vision?

This  action plan will involve inclusive community participation (especially groups of  women, children, seniors, and people with disabilities) for the development planning of  Semarang City in 2021-2023. In addition, this action plan will open-access information related to public and integrated data in Semarang Satu Data. This action plan will utilize information technology to develop the transparent and accountable procurement of goods and services and enhance public feedback mechanisms to improve quality of  public service, through Lapor Hendi.

How does the open government strategic vision contribute to the accomplishment of the current administration’s overall policy goals?

The Semarang City Open Government Strategic Vision in OGP Local 2021-2023 supports the Great Vision of Semarang City in 2021-2026, in which there are five interrelated missions, namely:

  1. Increase the potential of a competitive local economy and stimulate industrial development, based on research and innovation based on the principle of democracies of Pancasila economy.
  2. Carry out the dynamic government bureaucratic reforms and drafting legal products under the values of Pancasila within the framework of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia.
  3. Improve the quality and capacity of excellent and productive human resources to achieve welfare and social justice.

The Semarang City Open Government Strategic Vision in OGP Local 2021-2023 will contribute to the implementation of Open Government at the national level. The action will support the Third Commitment of OGI National Action Plan 2020-2022, namely Developing One Data Indonesia Action Plan at the Local Government Level.

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.

  • Head of Regional Development Planning Agency
  • Head of Cooperative and MSMEs Office
  • Head of Communication, Information, Statistics, and Crypto Agency
  • Head of Health Office
  • Head of Regional Autonomy Section of Regional Secretariat

What kind of institutional arrangements are in place to coordinate between government agencies and departments to implement the OGP action plan?

Decision of the  Mayor of Semarang  on the  Establishment of  An Open Government Partnership  (OGP) Team of Local  Semarang City,

The Regional  Autonomy Section will  be the  Secretariat  for OGP Local Semarang City and  will  hold  every  meeting and  arrange  the needs in the  implementation of the action  plan

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.

Creation of Whatsapp  Group, Joint Secretariat  Office, Regular Offline Meeting Implementation, Online Meeting,   Group Discussion Forum

What measures did you take to ensure diversity of representation (including vulnerable or marginalized populations) in these spaces?

  • Making Local  Regulations related to  People with Disabilities as well as facilitating vulnerable groups to easily access public services.
  • This action will also address the needs of people with disabilities and women by involving them in Musrenbang (Development Plan Deliberation) and accommodate their inputs in government programs.
  • Lapor Hendi as a feedback mechanism platform will also be improved to provide access for people with disabilities to report their aspirations/ complaints.

Who participated in these spaces?

Children, Women, People with Disabilities and MSMEs

How many groups participated in these spaces?


How many public-facing meetings were held in the co-creation process?


How will government and non-governmental stakeholders continue to collaborate through the implementation of the action plan?

By holding regular  meetings on a monthly basis,  update   information  through  Whatsapp  Group,  design activities for implementation  for  the  next 3 years

Please describe the independent Monitoring Body you have identified for this plan.

The Independent Monitoring Body is the Monitoring and Evaluation Team of the Action Plan which has the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Gather evidence and assess the process of jointly developing an action plan developed by the OGP Local Team;
  2. Complete an online initial report, which will provide an assessment of the level and quality of the joint action plan creation process;
  3. Gather evidence and assess the results of the commitments completed by the OGP Local Team;
  4. Lead in the Final Learning Exercise, namely at the end of the action plan;
  5. Implement and document the Forum Group Discussion (FGD) in the form of reflection and learning exercises. This exercise aims to discuss with stakeholders what action plans went well and what could be improved for the next action plans related to the process of co-creation (from initial reports) and implementation of commitments (from individuals). commitment assessment);
  6. Provide advice on the process of Local Open Government Partnership (OGP) Activities; and
  7. Provide recommendations to Regional Heads for Local Open Government Partnership (OGP) Activities in order to achieve the targets in the action plan.

Provide the contact details for the independent monitoring body.

  • Benediktus Danang Setianto,SH,LLM,MIL, Vice Rector for Cooperation and Development at Soegijapranata Catholic University,
  • Suwandi, S.AP, M.Si, Vocational Lecturer at Diponegoro University Semarang,
  • Hani Werdi Apriyanti, SE,M.Si, Ak,CA, Lecturer of S-1 Accounting at Sultan Agung Islamic University, Semarang,
  • Dr. Antonius Maria Laot Kian,S.S,M.Hum, Head of Center for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Studies, Soegijapranata Catholic University,
  • Muhammad Luthfi Eko Nugroho, ST,MT, Head of infrastructure and environment research and development sub division,

What types of activities will you have in place to discuss progress on commitments with stakeholders?

There will be monthly meetings, Multi-Stakeholder Forums, Whatsapp Groups, Forum Group Discussions and Workshops.

How will you regularly check in on progress with implementing agencies?

Through regular monitoring and evaluation (informal – per program), making Whatsapp Groups to enable active communication with all stakeholders

How will you share the results of your monitoring efforts with the public?

Through the Website, Focus Group Discussion with CSOs and Scholars, Annual Reports

Endorsement from Non-Governmental Stakeholders

  • Widi Nugroho, Director of Pattiro Semarang
  • Agus Sarwono, Democracy and Participatory Governance Researchers of Transparency International Indonesia

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