Indonesia: Minimum Service Standards Capacity Development Program

Sovereign Project | 47013-001 Status: Active

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Project Details

Project Officer
Gill, Anthony Robert Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Indonesia
  • Technical Assistance
  • Education
Project Name Minimum Service Standards Capacity Development Program
Project Number 47013-001
Country Indonesia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8358-INO: Minimum Service Standards Capacity Development Program
European Union US$ 47.03 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Education sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact The overall education system is strengthened.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Regional disparities in the provision of education services are reduced.
Progress Toward Outcome The MSS status quo assessment (SQA) to all 110 districts was completed in 2014, based on which a capacity building proposal for FY 2015 and 2016 was prepared. The proposal outlines capacity building programs in integrating MSS into the district planning and budgeting. An MOU was signed between MOF and each district's head based on the approved proposal. Modules and facilitators for capacity building were prepared. With the help of consultants, capacity building activities have been implemented in 105 out of 108 districts that have signed MOU. Feedback from the field revealed that the capacity building program has been well-received by districts' stakeholders. Improving capacity of district government officers is expected to lead to better planning and budgeting, i.e. in allocating resources to meet the gaps of MSS, which need to be monitored and evaluated further.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Improved district education administration and school management capacity to achieve the education MSSs

Enhanced awareness of the education MSSs by the general public and education services decision-makers, and greater public participation in ensuring schools and local government are held accountable for achieving MSSs.

Effective integration of MSSs in related education sector functions and policies

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Output 1:

- 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. By end of December 2016, total district spending for capacity building grant-funded program $14 million. 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.

Ouput 2:

- 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.

Output 3:

- 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. Finalization of the MSS update is subject to the approval of new Government Regulation.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation with key stakeholders at central level including Ministry of Education, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Finance, and Ministry of Planning
During Project Implementation Intensive consultations took place at regional level involving key government officers, local leaders, local parliaments. The government propose to extend the program up to December 2017, and the EU has supported the extension. Discussion is ongoing to find the best way of achieving the outputs to include optimizing utilization of unspent district grant component.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services In order to support the government in facilitating the Minimum Service Standards Capacity Development Program, the following consulting services will be engaged: (i) a team of international and national minimum service standards (MSSs) technical advisors; (ii) an operational management team (OMT) consisting of an international MSSs operations management specialist and a team of four national specialists (in databases and monitoring, administration and management, and finance and accounting); (iii) a firm to plan, implement, and monitor MSSs advocacy campaigns or measures; (iv) district advisory teams; and (v) some unallocated technical advisory services support.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Gill, Anthony Robert
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Indonesia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Directorate General of Basic Education
Gedung E 5th Floor,
Jl. Jenderal Sudirman,
Senayan, Jakarta Selatan
PO Box: 10270


Concept Clearance 14 Feb 2013
Fact Finding 19 Sep 2012 to 06 Oct 2012
Approval 24 Apr 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2017

TA 8358-INO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Apr 2013 02 Jul 2013 02 Jul 2013 31 Mar 2016 04 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 47,030,000.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,030,000.00 24 Apr 2013 29,476,836.97

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Minimum Service Standards Capacity Development Program Technical Assistance Reports Mar 2013

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