Building NGO Capacity to Provide Technical Assistance to MPs in Indonesia

The Indonesian Parliamentary Center (IPC) is using RWI support to implement a two-year project to build civil society and parliamentary capacity to improve oil, gas and mining governance in Indonesia. In 2010 IPC trained 23 civil society representatives from five resource rich districts and Jakarta to provide technical assistance to members of parliament (MP). The participants met after the training to formulate a one-year work plan. 

During the second year the trained civil society representatives are providing direct technical assistance to subnational MPs in four regions and to national MPs, helping parliamentarians  play a more active oversight role and draft more effective governance legislation. IPC is also preparing and disseminating fact sheets highlighting current transparency and governance problems to MPs and the general public.

The national government decentralized natural resource management in 2001, but local governments do not receive information or support from the national government or companies on how to manage those revenues.

IPC specializes in parliamentary capacity building and the promotion of political reform for improved democracy and parliamentary accountability.

Related Grants

Title Year Amount
Building NGO Capacity to Provide Technical Assistance to MPs in Indonesia 2011 $45,000
Building NGO Capacity to Provide Technical Assistance to MPs in Indonesia 2010 $34,994