Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Based on my knowledge, what is recommended by Gatot has been implemented by some local governments. Unfortunately, there is a problem in maintaining the system. One of the problem is local governments have to support the budget for sending SMS, which is not cheap. Finally, without enough budget, they close the SMS system. It means to make it success bureaucratic reform should be supported with broader reform, including public financial management reform. That is the reason why some foreign governments do not like to use the term of bureaucratic reform, like Korea. They use the term of Korea Reform.
When we use the term of bureaucratic reform, we only think that the main problem is in the bureaucratic. Another problem, it would be difficult to receive direct support from bureaucratic. There would be a misunderstanding among bureaucratic people that bureaucratic reform is like fighting public service officers. Sometimes we do not understand that the term of bureaucratic reform has made the perception that public service officers are the enemies of the reform.
To summarize, if we want to have better result in public sector reform, it is better to use public sector reform or bureaucratic reform rather than bureaucratic reform.
Rethinking Indonesia’s bureaucratic reform
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
In June this year, I had a conference at Solo, East Java. At the same time, there was Batik Solo Carnival. There was a parade from sport stadium to the center of city.
With the help of our friends, Ibu Eny, one of the major assistants, we sat at VIP area in the sport stadium. From this place, I took some pictures from the parade. I hope you enjoy it.
Some months ago I had an opportunity to visit Banda Aceh. I visited one the masque at Ulee-lhe, i.e. Mesjid-Baiturrahim. It is a historic building at Banda Aceh. It was one the masques that was not destroyed by Tsunami. It still can stand up firmly until now. However, this masque needs improvement in handling water circulation. When we prayed at this masque, it was very difficult for us to find the water for cleaning our body before praying (wudu). I hope the local government could solve this problem.
If you do want your projects fail, please make sure you have prepared your SRS document.