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Jakarta Post

New village scheme risks quality

  • Rachmadea Aisyah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 15 2017   /  12:21 am

The government should be aware that its planned new method for the disbursement of its village funds may undermine the quality of the projects as a result of inadequate local resources, a local think-tank has warned.The government recently modified the disbursement of village funds, dubbed “cash for work,” to generate more labor-intensive projects for village residents to increase their economic capacity.The new scheme might achieve more certainty for local authorities in utilizing funds from the central government, and might even be able to provide around 5 to 6 million new jobs, according to the Regional Autonomy Watch (KPPOD).However, possible risks might come with the new method of implementation as village residents will play more direct roles in the project development, but without certainty regarding their competency, said KPPOD executive director Robert Endi Jaweng.He said th...