Proposed program interventions during 2012 – 2016
Kemitraan’s 2012 to 2016 program consists of 7 sectoral areas of focus. The following represents a snapshot summary of the proposed interventions:
1. Democratic and State Governance
2. Decentralization, Bureaucratic Reform and Public Service Governance
3. Human Rights, Justice and Anti-Corruption
4. Civil Society Empowerment (and Open Governance)
5. Poverty Eradication and Economic Governance
6. Sustainable Environmental Governance
7. Private Sector Governance
In addition to these seven sectoral areas of focus, Kemitraan programs also promote engagement in four further areas on a cross-sectoral basis. These four cross-sectoral areas of attention consist of:
- Poverty alleviation;
- Gender equity;
- Decentralised governance.
The incorporation of these four cross-cutting themes within sectoral programming is considered an important precondition to contribute to the success in achieving the overall objectives of Kemitraan. Each of the issues mutually connect.
- eradicating corruption requires improvements in the integrity of the public sector;
- raising welfare of the people cannot be separated from the electoral cycle and public access to parliamentary processes;
- full participation of women in public life is best advanced through active engagement with agencies such as political parties and mobilizing support through civil society to open the system;
- decentralized governance calls for coherence and clarity in the roles of each level of government in order to liberate the full development potential of people in each region.
In addition to the sectoral and thematic areas of interest to Kemitraan’s work, there are also geographic areas of Indonesia where priority is focused. While many Kemitraan programs are national in scope there are certain areas where Kemitraan maintains a particular focus. These areas face special development challenges and consist of Aceh, Central Sulawesi, Central Kalimantan, the Molluccas, papua and West Papua.
Beyond the borders of Indonesia, Kemitraan also recognizes its vast networks and experiences within Indonesia offer great potential value for sharing with other friendly countries as their governments and peoples face their own varied governance reform challenges. Kemitraan considers this kind of external engagement to be mutually beneficial in promoting better and more democratic systems of governance in the region and beyond.