Policies that Ensure Transparency in Decision Making related to the Provision of Funds and Grants by the Government

Where
Indonesia
When
2020
Who
Ministry of Education and Culture
(former) Creative Economy Agency
Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

To ensure transparency in decision making related to the provision of funds and grants by government, the government has established the following policies:
1. Minister of Women Empowerment and Child Protection Regulation 3 of 2017 on General Guidelines for the Provision and Management of Assistance within the Scope of the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection;
2. Head of the Creative Economy Agency Regulation 19 of 2016 on General Guidelines for Distribution of Government Assistance within the Scope of the Creative Economy Agency;
3. Creative Economy Agency Regulation 4 of 2018 on Technical Guidelines on Research Incentive Programs for Creative Economy Practitioners;
4. Technical Guidelines for the Distribution of Government Assistance under the Creative Economy Agency 2019; and
5. Director General of Culture Regulation 4 of 2019 on Technical Guidelines for Government Assistance in Facilitating Arts Activities 2019.

Minister of Women Empowerment and Child Protection Regulation 3 of 2017 on Amendment to the Minister of Women Empowerment and Child Protection Regulation 6 of 2016 on General Guidelines for the Provision and Management of Assistance within the Scope of the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection and Head of the Creative Economy Agency Regulation 19 of 2016 on General Guidelines for the Distribution of Government Assistance within the Scope of the Creative Economy Agency are two policies that provide general regulation on matters relating to the provision of funds and grants by government.

In the (former) Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf), regulation on the provision of funds and grants is further elaborated, starting from Creative Economy Agency Regulation 4 of 2018 on Technical Guidelines on Research Incentive Programs for Creative Economy Actors to the Technical Assistance of the Creative Economy Agency 2019. This technical guide is a guide/reference for creative communities, provincial/regency/municipal/village governments, and indigenous institutions in submitting a proposal for government assistance, which contains general information on government assistance, implementation of government assistance, prohibitions, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and sanctions, disclaimer, and closure. Technical guidelines are used for the implementation of facilitation so that it can be done in a transparent, participatory, and accountable manner.

Within the Scope of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Director General of Culture Regulation 4 of 2019 on Technical Guidelines for Government Assistance in Facilitating Art Activities 2019 was issued in order to assist and facilitate the implementation of art activities to encourage the participation of art practitioners in increasing creativity and productivity. This is an effort to continue to explore, foster, and develop art forms that took birth, live, and develop in the society. This regulation provides a reference to all interested parties in the planning, implementation, supervision, reporting, and control of the Government Assistance program, particularly those related to the facilitation of art activities in 2019.

In general, policies that ensure transparency in the decision making related to the provision of funds and grants from the Government are intended to contribute to the following achievements of the National Strategy for Culture (see Goal 1, Main Policies and Measures that Contain Strategies and Frameworks for the Development of an Integrated Cultural and Creative Economy Sector):
1. Strengthen the role of government as facilitator in the advancement of culture (Agenda 7).

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Bekraf in 2019 channeled government assistance to facilitate the revitalization of the physical infrastructure of creative spaces and creative space facilities to 23 recipients (Revitalization and Facilities of 7 Creative Communities; Revitalization of 4 creative communities and 2 regency/municipal Governments; and facilities of 10 creative communities) for Batch I; 3 recipients (revitalization and facilities for 2 creative communities; facilities for 1 creative community) for Batch II, and 11 recipients (revitalization of 5 creative communities and 1 regency/municipal government; facilities for 5 creative communities) in Batch III. There is a total of 37 recipients of Bekraf Government assistance to revitalize the physical infrastructure of creative spaces and creative space facilities in 2019.

The Directorate General of Culture of the Ministry of Education and Culture has selected 31 recipients of government assistance to facilitate arts activities in 2019, including art and cultural space, theater institutions, arts development foundations, cultural communities, etc. In phase II of 2018, from the results of verification of 423 proposals of government assistance activities facilitating arts activities in 2018, 70 practitioners and art managers have been selected as the recipients.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Sub-national governments
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain