Desktop Research | Gender Mainstreaming in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM)


Mercury poisoning is a serious threat to human health, as evidenced by the Minamata Tragedy of the 1950s. Consumption of mercury-tainted seafood resulted in the emergence of a variety of mysterious neurological diseases, even death, among residents of Minamata Bay in Kumamoto prefecture, Japan. People suffering from the disease complain of numbness in the hands

Policy Brief | Encouraging the Acceleration of 2021 APBD Preparation in the Midst of a Pandemic and Regulatory Transition


The preparation of the Regional Revenue and Expenditure Budget (APBD) for the 2021 fiscal year is somewhat different from the previous years. In 2020, the APBD preparation process was faced with the COVID-19 pandemic situation, which began to affect Indonesia in early March. This pandemic prompted the government to adjust its budget policy through the

Policy Paper | Designing Environmental Protection Fund (DPL) Grants

Naskah Kebijakan Menggagas Hibah Dana Perlindungan Lingkungan

The Government is committed to promoting sustainable, low-carbon development, which requires cooperation between the central and regional governments. However, the funding instruments to support protection of the environment – compensation to regions part of whose territory needs to be protected, and incentives to those with good performance – remain very limited. The Government has conveyed

Critical Notes of Permendagri No. 90/2019: Between Transparency and Innovation in Regional Development


Law No. 23/2014 concerning Regional Government has regulated in such a way the division of authority between the central and regional governments in the framework of decentralization. To exercise their authority, local governments are then given the mandate to compile development plans periodically, which must be synergized with national development planning. As part of the

POLICY BRIEF | DBH DR Optimization for KPH Independence in East Kalimantan Province


Reforestation Revenue Sharing Funds (DBH DR) are potential fiscal resources to support the acceleration of the independence of Forest Management Units (KPH). DBH DR utilization for funding has been allowed through the State Budget Law. The utilization of DR DBH as part of regional rights should be encouraged to realize the KPH independence target. East