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    • Myanmar Delegation Learns about Program Scale-up Policies and Post-Conflict Area Management during Second Exchange Learning Visit to PNPM

      Myanmar will adopt some of PNPM’s policies and methods observed during a recent exchange learning visit in Indonesia for implementing their national community empowerment program. This was conveyed by Mr. Hla Khaing, Assistant Director of the Department of Rural Development (DRD), the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development, during the wrap-up meeting of Myanmar’s second official learning exchange visit to Indonesia in Central Maluku, Friday, January 16, 2015. "We found PNPM facilitators working closely with community and village leaders, and they are so patient."

    • Aid for Peace? Let’s Dig Deeper

      In the province of Aceh, where prior to the 2005 Helsinki Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) fought an armed insurgency against the Government of Indonesia (GOI), the community-driven Kecamatan Development Program (KDP) delivered small-scale infrastructure throughout the province without exacerbating violent conflict. This was due in large part to the efforts of local program facilitators and villagers to reach informal arrangements with GAM commanders that allowed program implementation to proceed unimpeded.

    • PNPM Generasi Activities in West Bandung Covered by Journalists from Five Countries

      Journalists from five countries visited the PNPM Generasi location in West Bandung, West Java, on early December 2014. The five journalists from Australia, Canada, France, Belgium, and the USA were brought to Indonesia by Results Education Fund (Results), the global health advocate organization. "Most of us have never been here before, so there are a lot of new information for us.”

    • Komunitas Kreatif Flores: Berdaya dengan Video Partisipatif

      Media video dianggap lebih efektif bagi masyarakat untuk menyampaikan aspirasi kepada pemimpin daerah. Pemberitaan Komunitas Kreatif di National Geographic Indonesia.

    • Case Studies: For the People, By the People in Indonesia

      How one of Southeast Asia's most corrupt countries gave power over funding to its poorest citizens. This Foreign Policy article is an abridged version of two case studies produced by Innovations for Successful Societies, a research program at Princeton University.

    • PSF New Office

      Happy New Year 2015! PNPM Support Facility office move from Jalan Diponegoro No. 72 Jakarta Pusat to World Bank Office Jakarta JSEB Tower 1, 9th Floor, Jakarta.

    • Gubernur Saba Desa: Merayakan Karya Desa di Pangandaran

      Aneka produk kreatif dari minuman segar, anyaman, batik hingga tanaman buah-buahan hadir meramaikan gelaran Gubernur Saba Desa 2014 mulai 25 November 2014. Sesuai nama acara, tentu tidak lengkap tanpa kehadiran Gubernur Jawa Barat, Ahmad Heryawan pada puncak acara 26 November 2014. Gubernur Saba Desa menjadi momen bahagia ketika Gubernur Jawa Barat, Ahmad Heryawan atau Aher menyerahkan penghargaan Sikompak Award, bantuan keuangan, dan hibah.

    • Maninder S. Gill: PNPM is the real community empowerment

      As part of his visit to Indonesia, Maninder S. Gill, Director for Social Development in the World Bank’s new Global Practice of Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience (GPSURR), visited Kupang District, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) on November 11-12, 2014.

    • DesTIKa Festival 2014 Part II: “Visiting” remote villages with the Internet

      DesTIKa, or the Village Communication and Information Technology Festival, was held on September 26-27, 2014 at Tanjungsari Village, Sukahaji Sub-district, Majalengka, West Java. It was opened by Budiman Sudjatmiko, house representative and member of Commission II. On the second day of the festival there was a discussion about the Village Law No.6/2014.

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