What is SKALA?
SKALA is an 8-year program commencing in November 2022 with a total value of up to AUD 160 million (approximately IDR 1.5 trillion).
SKALA focusses on strengthening selected elements of Indonesia’s large and complex decentralised governance systems such as Public Financial Management (PFM), Minimum Service Standard (MSS), planning and budgeting, and local leadership while strengthening GEDSI (Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion) mainstreaming into the systems. SKALA will prioritise the needs of women, people with disabilities and other vulnerable communities, and ensure that evidence underpin required policy and planning development.
SKALA supprts key stakeholders nationally (that set policy, priorities and allocate funding) and sub-nationally (where services are delivered), and promote collaborations with other DFAT programs primarily INKLUSI, PROSPERA. KIAT and other sectoral programs.
SKALA’s approach supports key stakeholders to collaborate and align efforts, resources, and expertise, while, building on and taking to scale, the outcomes and lessons of Australia’s past support to decentralisation.
What We Aim to Achieve?
To help reduce poverty and inequality within Indonesia by improving basic service provision to poor and vulnerable communities in less developed regions.
End Of Program Outcomes
Central ministries develop and implement improved policies, plans, and budgets that can support better basic service provision in less developed regions.
Selected provincial and district governments more effectively plan, budget, and manage for basic service provision.
Women, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups in targeted areas are represented and able to exercise influence in subnational service delivery-related planning and decision-making processes.
- Central agencies improve the sunational policy and regulatory environment on Public Financial Management (PFM) and the implementation of Minimum Service Standars (MMS)
- Central agencies use evidence to improve decentralisation and prioritisation
- Central agencies increasingly apply GEDSI analysis and evidence in preparing their policies, plans and budgets to ensure the needs of women, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups are addressed
- Selected provincial and district government better use PFM for the provision of basic services that meet the MSS
- Selected provincial and district government increasingly utilize evindence on women, people with disabilities and vurnerable communities' service delivery needs in their planning and budget decisions
- Senior leaders in selected provincial and district government better recognize, measure and plan for the specific service delivery needs delivery needs of all citizens
- Strengthened government engagement with women, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups in sub-national planning and decision-making processes
- Increased participation and influence of women, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups and/or their representatives in sub-national planning and decision-making processes
- Village level information systems produce stronger analysis on the needs of women, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups to inform more inclusive service delivery
SKALA Will be Implemented Over Three (3) RPJMN* Periods
- RPJMN 2020-2024
- RPJMN 2025-2029
- RPJMN 2030-2034
SKALA needs to be flexible and adaptive as it will be implemented across three RPJMN periods without losing sight of its primary goal
- Strategically flexible in regional selection
- Having a program governance and institutional arrangement that supports program coherence and sustainability
- Adaptive knowledge management system to ensure learnings, results, and evidences can be kept and accessed sustainably
- Exit strategy that focuses on sustainability and transfer of capacity and knowledge