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Overview

In Indonesia, the preparatory work for the PGA started already in May 2011. A comprehensive PGA report with baseline governance data for both the national and sub-national level, as well as recommendations for how to improve identified shortcomings, gaps and bottlenecks was launched in May 2013 in Bahasa, and then in June the English version was launched in Lombok during a Pre-PB10 Information Session on the PGA process in Indonesia.

You may read more on the launch in Jakarta here. The full English report is available here, and the Executive Summary is available in French, Spanish and English.

More details about the process (actos, scope, key findings etc.) in Indonesia are available in the following versions of the  PGA Fast Facts on the PGA pilot in Indonesia; French, Spanish and English.

 

2014 priorities:

Currently, the focus of the PGA in Indonesia is both to update PGA report with data for 2014 (to monitor and track progress) based on a refined indicator set, but also to follow up and ensure that the PGA data is used actively - including implementation of recommendations - by the Indonesian stakeholders as was the intention from the onset. 

Examples on how the PGA data is being used to improve forest and REDD+ governance in Indonesia are revision of 12 ministry regulations related to the forest permit system (integration with the UN-REDD anti-corruption work), developing of sanctions for public officials to comply with the standards and encourage non-corrupt practices (led by UKP4), and the establishing of a conflict resolution mechanism (in progress). Further, at the provincial level work will continue in Jambi upon their request to develop an online forest conflict map to monitor on-going conflicts which in turn will better inform the provincial governments in their policy-making and interventions as well as a province-specific PGA index to monitor the REDD+ process over time. South-Sumatra, on the other hand has requested a more thorough analysis, comparing the PGA findings with the financial resources available at the provincial level to more strategically make use of existing resources while at the same time addressing the recommendations for improved governance - in other words; strategic and realistic options for policy reform in South-Sumatra.

The newly established Indoensian REDD+ Agency has requested that the PGA report is updated for 2014 as well, by building on the same process as earlier - inputs from district, province and national level stakeholders and the well-established organizational structure in Indonesia and has also indicated that the PGA may serve the purpose of monitoring the REDD+ process in Indonesia.

  "The PGA is particularly important to the overall REDD+ process as it provides robust data on the status of governance at the district, provincial and national level and   enable us to better address both the weaknesses identified but also get to the root of deforestation. Combining on one hand inclusiveness and transparency, and on the other the technical and methodological framework needed to get robust governance data that all stakeholders view as legitimate, the PGA provides the necessary tool for forest governance. From Indonesia’s perspective, there is no doubt that the success of Indonesia’s REDD+ process depends on good forest governance. The Indonesian REDD+ Agency will apply the PGA data and recommendations in a number of ways; especially as an evaluation tool to assess Indonesia’s overall REDD+ performance. The PGA process may be a model in which Indonesia will use to build for its integrated and holistic approach to REDD+"

                                                                                                                                               Pak Heru Prasetyo, Head of the Indonesian REDD+ Agency

 

Abdul Wahib Situmorang, is the PGA coordinator for the Indonesian PGA pilot and is based in Jakarta. He can be reached at
 

(Updated 13/3/14)

 

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More information about the UN-REDD Programme in Indonesia