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PATTIRO Introduces OGP at UNPSF, in South Korea

[Jakarta, 3 July 2014] On 23 – 26 June 2014, the UN convened the 2014 edition of the United Nations Public Service Forum. This yearly UN forum was held at the Korea International Exhibition Centre (KINTEX), Seoul, Republic of Korea. The forum, titled “Innovating Governance for Sustainable Development and Well-being of the People”, was organised

CSOs Establish Communiqué on Open Government

[Denpasar, May 6 2014, Luh De Suriyani] Civil society organizations (CSO) in the Asia Pacific have created a communiqué to urge governments of Open Government Partnership (OGP) country members to implement the principles of open government. In their joint communiqué, the 153 organizations stressed the importance and need to establish, expand and consolidate civic space.

Post-2015 High Level talks kick off in Bali

[Denpasar, 25 March 2014] The fourth UN High Level Panel on Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) kicks off Monday in Bali, focusing on the global aspect of the agenda, as well as its implementation. The five stakeholder groups — the Academic and Research Global Forum, the Public Sector Forum, the Business Community Forum, the Civil

Gender responsive budgeting accelerates progress toward achieving MDGs: Watchdog

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Independent watchdog on state and local budget, Pattiro, says the implementation of gender responsive budgeting (ARG) will accelerate progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015. ARG is a budgeting mechanism which involves men and women simultaneously to actively participate in each stage of the budget process to ensure interests of the two

Unresolved Decentralization Causes Public Services to Suffer

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In 1999, decentralization and regional autonomy were introduced in Indonesia to improve public services and increase accountability and transparency in local governance. After over a decade, people living outside the capital, such as in Banten province, still have poor access to health care and education, for instance, despite huge budgetary allocations from the central government