Since 2001, decentralization in Indonesia has devolved many authorities to local governments, and this has led to variations in the quality of governance from one region to another. The Indonesia Governance Index (IGI), initiated by the Partnership for Governance Reform (Kemitraan) and supported by AusAID, aims to measure performance in four major arenas of governance: government (legislative and executive), bureaucracy, civil society, and the economy across 33 provinces in Indonesia. The IGI methodology incorporates other measurements such as the HDI, poverty level, and economic indicators. The IGI research includes objective data (budgets, RPJMD, Prolegda, and other public documents) as well as informant’s perceptions (well-informed persons, or WIPS). The IGI can be used as a reference for provincial government performance, to provide a rich stimulus for intelligent and evidence based discourse, and is also an effective advocacy tool. For governments, the IGI can be a reference for the development planning process. For civil society, it can support evidence based advocacy, and for academics, the IGI can be used as a teaching resource.
In 2008, Kemitraan published the Partnership Governance Index (PGI) as a pilot project to develop a single measurement mechanism to indicate overall governance performance at provincial level in Indonesia. Since the beginning of June 2012, the IGI team has begun the process of conducting the IGI 2012 to assess changes since 2008. Assisted by International Reviewers to ensure robust methodology, the 2012 assessment applies a refined methodology to build a stable and comprehensive index. The IGI methodology had been tested in 4 selected pilot provinces by the end of 2012, namely Papua, DKI Jakarta, West Sumatra and West Kalimantan. This research continued in 29 provinces in the first quarter of 2013. The data collection from 1,000 WIPs from government, bureaucracy, civil society, and the economic community was conducted in January-February and continued to analysis in March-April. Currently, the IGI Team has conducted Results Seminars for the IGI in 33 provinces. The IGI will be finalized with a national launch scheduled for July. The IGI produces (1) a profile of each province’s governance performance, (2) a ranking of all provinces, (3) a provincial ranking based on arenas of governance, and (4) a wealth of data on governance related issues.
|Project name||:||Indonesian Governance Index (IGI)|
|Source of funds||:||Australia|
|Project duration||:||June 2012 – August 2014|
|Geographical focus||:||National (All 33 provinces in Indonesia)|
Provincial researchers in 33 provinces
|Beneficiaries||:||Government (legislative and executive), bureaucracy, civil society, and economic experts|
|Responsible Kemitraan Unit||:||Knowledge Resource Center (KRC)|