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PATTIRO: The Villages Should Be At the Forefront in Alleviating Malnutrition Problems


Jakarta, 28 January 2016 – Indonesia is facing complicated nutrition problems. The 2013 Basic Health Research data shows that the number of infants weighing less prevalence is at 19.6%. While on the other hand, the number of obese children remains high, at 18.8%. This obesity problem also happens to the teenagers and the adults. PATTIRO

Ordering the Village Governments to Use the Village Fund Only for Infrastructure Development, PATTIRO: The President to Harm Villages’ Democratic Spirit


Jakarta, 15 January 2016 – President Joko Widodo ordered the village governments to use the 2016 village fund disbursed by the central government only for infrastructure development[i]. PATTIRO regards the president’s statement as something that has harm villages’ democratic spirit. “The decision has violated the Village Law mandate which has provided more democratic spaces to

PATTIRO: To Reduce the Maternal Mortality Rate, Health Ministry Should Provide Spaces for the People to Monitor Village Midwives


Health Minister Nila Moeloek notes that there are at least 5 targets of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in health sector Indonesia failed to achieve, one of which is the target to reduce Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR)[i]. Indonesian Midwives Association (IBI) Secretary General Tuminah Wiratmoko stated one of the reasons that cause the failure is the

Press Release | Sofyan Djalil: Partnering with Civil Society is a Must


Mexico City – The Minister of National Development Planning Sofyan Djalil stated that it is important for Indonesian Government to acknowledge the partnership with civil society as partnership is one of many other Open Government Partnership (OGP) principles. “It is important to build a partnership with civil society” said Sofyan in a panel discussion “The Open

A Year Ruling the Country, Jokowi-JK Commitment to the Open Government Tends To Decline


JAKARTA — Civil society organizations see that during the first year of Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla tenure the commitment to implement the Open Government Partnership (OGP) tends to decline. Though Indonesia is one of OGP initiators, until this very moment, the Government is yet to create a clear policy to concretely carry out the OGP initiative.