Grand Strategy of Regional Arrangement Support Program (GRASP)

Brief Overview

Since 2007 Kemitraan has assisted the Ministry of Home Affairs to formulate the Grand Strategy. The Grand Strategy recommends a gradual model for the creation of new regions by introducing a five-year preparatory period for qualification requirements. The Strategy proposes to rearrange the existing autonomous regions in order to improve public services delivery and competitiveness. It also offers clear parameters for establishing an autonomous region based on geographic and demographic factors and sets a limit on the creation of any new regions until 2025. On May 17, 2010 at Sasana Bhakti Praja, the Ministry of Home Affairs organized Governors Coordination Meeting to map out the Grand Strategy for Regional Arrangement for 2010 – 2025 attended by all 33 Regional Heads or their authorized representatives. In August 2010, the President submitted this design to the DPR for further discussion in the parliament. This design is expected to provide a policy to control the proliferation of new regions in which in these last 10 years has become a burden to national budget.


Main Achievements/Milestones

After years of hard work, the Ministry of Home Affairs supported by Kemitraan finally completed the final draft of the Grand Strategy in July 2010. This final draft was then submitted to and approved by the President which then submitted to the Parliament. Kemitraan has helped in designing the regional arrangement (Desertada) to 2025 which triggered the revision of Law No. 32/2004 and Government Regulation No. 78/2007 and succeeded in designing the number of ideal regions and feasibility of border areas as autonomous regions. Kemitraan also formulated Indicators and parameters for regional management with the Ministry of Home Affairs. Kemitraan and Untan (University of Tanjung Pura) have finished the Regional Design for West Kalimantan province.


Project name : Support Program for Electoral Advancement and Reform (SPEAR)
Source of funds : The Netherlands
Project duration : January 2010 – December 2013
Geographical focus : National
Implementing partner(s) :

Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), Institute of Public Administration, Regional Councils of the Republic Indonesia, Universitas Tanjungpura, Centre for Community Empowerment and Economic (C-FORCE)

Beneficiaries : The MoHA, 33 provincial governments, 489 regency/municipal governments, CSOs, media, government officials, general public
Responsible KemitraanOfficer : Cucu Suryaman
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Responsible KemitraanUnit : Democratic and Justice Governance (DJG)