- 108 districts have completed the MSS Status Quo Assessment in 2014, covering 12,500 sample schools
- Socialization and training to all district key officers were done
- 108 districts have completed proposals on MSS capacity development as the basis for activities financed under the grant
- MOUs with 108 districts were signed between central government (MOF) and each respected district, which include grant financing amounting to IDR.2.5 billion for 2015-2016. In total, IDR 270 billion (approximately $21 million) has been committed to 108 districts. The grant implementation adopts the Government's system, where each district is required to pre-finance the approved activities and request reimbursement to MOF through the EA upon completion of activities.
- In FY 2015, 105 districts have implemented the programs in accordance with the signed MOUs. Total disbursement for the first year implementation was approximately $3 million. Up to June 2016, total utilization of grant funds was about $4.2 million. This slow absorption was due to learning curve in the administration and management of grant funded programs using the newly-establish reimbursement system. Three districts were unable to implement the program in 2015 due to internal problems such as election and transition of local government authority.
- Overall, more than 80,000 participants (28% are female) have been participating in the socialization, meeting and training programs to be held in the central and in 108 districts within 16 provinces.
- Some districts have produced roadmap for MSS fulfillment, and integrate the MSS strategy into the district planning-budgeting mechanism.
- In October 2014 the Program distributed 100 MSS posters to all target districts.
- The SQA presentation and Press Conference were conducted on 11 December 2014.
- Awareness and Advocacy consultant was mobilized in May 2015, and substantial advocacy programs has been implemented to include: (i) printing and distribution of leaflet and pocket-book to stakeholders at central and the project areas; (ii) website development; (iii) news-letter publication; (iv) use of social media (Facebook and Twitter) to introduce MSS to public; (v) article in the printed media (op-ed); (vi) Public campaign through electronic media such as TV ads; and (vii) miniseries of radio and youtube short movies are ongoing.
- Coordination with the accreditation board (BAN-SM) is ongoing. The plan is to attempt syncrhonization of the MSS indicators with the BAN-SM's accreditation indicators.
- Focus group discussions among key stakeholders from line ministries have been taking place to update MSS in line with new laws on regional government
- Preparation of revision of MSS to align with new laws on decentralization is ongoing, intensive discussion on the draft revision is taking place, a draft policy paper is prepared for policy dialog.