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Jakarta Post

Regional fund planning goes digital

  • Grace D. Amianti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 10, 2017   /   02:54 pm
Regional fund planning goes digital National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) deputy for regional development Arifin Rudiyanto ( Fajar)

 The government expects to implement a digital-based planning system for proposals of funds in 2018 submitted by regional administrations to their central counterpart.

The new system, called “e-planning”, integrates all proposals of special allocation funds (DAK) prepared by regional administrations that will be calculated by the central government in state budget planning in the upcoming year.

“[In the past], regional administrations did it [submitted proposals] manually with lots of document,” said National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) deputy for regional development Arifin Rudiyanto.

“By making it electronic-based, the process will be simpler and more transparent.”

The Bappenas invited regional development officials on Monday to raise awareness of the new system to prepare for the full implementation next year.

The new system is expected to help regional governments improve their transfer of funds to basic services and pro-poor services.

The new system was created under a partnership with the Community Collaboration and Services for Welfare (KOMPAK), an Australian-Indonesian institution working on reducing poverty by improving basic services and economic activities of the poor. (bbn)