New Success Story Series: Indonesia's Participatory Governance Assessment
The UN-REDD Programme kicks off a new "Success Stories" series with a look at the impacts of Indonesia's robust Participatory Governance Assessment (PGA) for REDD+.
In the UN-REDD Programme's new Success Story entitled, "Joining Forces for Tackling Difficult Governance Challenges in Indonesia", the Programme presents the work it supported in Indonesia to conduct an inclusive Participatory Governance Assessment (PGA) that is paving the way to robust stakeholder engagement in REDD+.
The success story highlights how Indonesia's PGA has already provided a new space for frequent dialogue, opening unprecedented lines of communication about sensitive governance issues for REDD+, such as issues of transparency and accountability. Stakeholders involved from the design stage of Indonesia's PGA assessment now have trust in the data and results, and feel ownership in the process. The success story concludes that because stakeholders feel they have had a real voice and decision-making power in developing the methodology, civil society actors see this governance information as legitimate, and are already planning to use the governance data for advocacy. Download Indonesia's PGA Success Story in English, French and Spanish.
Presidential Taskforce in Indonesia Agrees to be PGA Beneficiary
On 21 September 2012, the President’s Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight (UKP4/REDD+ taskforce) in Indonesia agreed formally to receive the final results of the PGA project as reference for policy decision-making processes on REDD+ governance safeguards. The main results of the PGA will be the baseline for assessing the quality of governance and preparedness for REDD+ implementation.
In collaboration with UNDP in Indonesia, the Presidential REDD+ Task Force, Ministry of Forestry and the National Development Planning Agency are conducting a wide participatory forest and REDD+ governance assessment in 31 locations, including 10 key forested provinces (Aceh, Riau, Jambi, South Sumatra, Central Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, West Papua and Papua) and two districts per province in Indonesia. Data has been collected in the field by using existing indicators and the first PGA results report is expected to be published before December 2012.