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ICMA's Role

ICMA will work in 6 provinces to improve local governance and service delivery, strengthen upward accountability and horizontal incentives, and create downward accountability.

Project Details

ICMA works as a major subcontractor to The Asia Foundation on the five-year USAID-funded USAID Local Governance Enabling Environment, or ERAT (Tata Kelola PemErintahan yang Efektif, Efisien, dan KuAT) Activity. ERAT seeks to improve Indonesian service delivery at the subnational level by establishing governance systems to enhance oversight mechanisms and effectively manage key services for the citizens of Indonesia.

The Project goal will be achieved through three interrelated intermediate results (IRs):

  1. Coherence between national and subnational policies strengthened;
  2. Performance of local service delivery enhanced;
  3. Local budget allocation and execution improved.

As part of an extended start-up,  ERAT focused on conducting Political Economy Analyses (PEA) and co-designing outyears of the program with the Government of Indonesia and other stakeholders at the national and subnational level. The PEAs were conducted in six provinces: North Sumatra, Banten, East Java, West Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, and East Nusa Tenggara as well as at the national level. Following the National and Subnational PEAs, the ERAT team conducted a series of Co-design Workshops to facilitate dialogue and consensus among stakeholders at the national level and in the six ERAT priority provinces about the design of USAID ERAT. The results of the co-design serve as an input into the Life of-Activity Implementation Plan of ERAT.

ICMA leads the implementation and coordination of interventions at the local level through its District Facilitators, embedded in 30 district governments throughout the six ERAT project provinces. Led by four senior technical staff based in Jakarta, ICMA’s activities on ERAT also include the streamlining of existing performance management systems across national-level ministries; facilitating communication and coordinating project activities across government of Indonesia line ministries, provincial governments, and key stakeholders; and leading engagement with Indonesian ministries, provincial, and district governments in the adoption of digital governance systems.

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