ICMA’s district facilitator for the district of Samosir, Adi Walesa Sinaga, is pictured with district officials, commemorating a private-public partnership developed under USAID ERAT to pilot recyclable materials collection.

Key Project Information



Period of Performance




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

In collaboration with The Asia Foundation (TAF), ICMA is implementing the USAID The Effective, Efficient, and Strong Governance/Tata Kelola PemErintahan yang Efektif, Efisien, dan KuAT (ERAT)” program, a five-year USAID-funded program that works with the government of Indonesia (GOI), six provinces, and 30 districts (local authorities) 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. 

ERAT Table Discussion

The ERAT program works to achieve three interrelated intermediate results (IRs): 

  1. Coherence between national and subnational policies strengthened.

  1. Performance of local service delivery enhanced.

  1. 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 currently 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 following technical priorities: 

  • Streamlining of performance management systems across national level ministries: ICMA has supported the improvement of various monitoring and evaluation systems for subnational governance, such as the Evaluation of Subnational Government Implementation (EPPD), Local Governance Index (ITKPD), National Public Service Complaint Management System – Public Service Complaint Management System (SP4N-LAPOR!), the one-stop public service mall (MPP), Monitoring and Evaluation for Public Service Implementation Quality (PEKPPP), and Subnational International Cooperation. 

  • Facilitating communication and coordination across government of Indonesia line ministries, provincial governments, and key stakeholders: ICMA has participated in monthly coordination meetings with USAID-FASKER (Executive Agency of ERAT’s project); thematic discussions on critical issues like child, early, and forced marriage prevention; and potential partnerships with ERAT-supported districts through CityLinks™ initiatives. 

  • Leading engagement with Indonesian ministries, provincial governments, and district governments in the adoption of digital governance systems: ICMA has implemented the Electronic Government (SPBE) and Indonesia's One Data (Satu Data Indonesia) interventions, resulting in increased ratings for SPBE maturity levels and data development following open data and open government principles for 22 districts/cities. 

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