Madrasah Education Financing in Indonesia
Madrasah are known to receive insufficient funding to carry out quality education, and in the case of private madrasah, are significantly under-funded in comparison with state schools.
Decentralization has resulted in local government management of state schools, but madrasah are under Ministry of Religious Affairs, thus, local governments do not fund madrasah on a regular basis.
This study surveys and maps out the various current practices of madrasah funding nationally including an inventory of funding patterns and best practices from various regions, and conducts a comprehensive analysis of these practices taking into account public finance considerations. The study also aims to develop alternative policy instruments to improve access to public funding of madrasah, and to organize consultations with relevant stakeholders within Ministry of Religious Affairs, local governments and community groups, to ensure feasibility and support from the broad spectrum of constituents. This report has been prepared with grant support provided by Australian Aid and the European Union through the Education Sector Analytical and Capacity Development Partnership (ACDP).
The Government of Indonesia (represented by the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Ministry of National Development Planning/ BAPPENAS), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the European Union (EU) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have established ACDP as a facility to promote policy dialogue and institutional and organizational reform of the education sector to underpin policy implementation and help reduce disparities in provincial and district education performance.
- Legal Framework Analysis Regarding Madrasah Education Funding
- Analysis on Prevailing Practices Related to Madrasah Funding
- Recommendations: Alternative Policy Instruments
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