PNPM Mandiri Support Facility DAILY MEDIA MONITORING As of June 4, to June 10, 2012 PNPM Mandiri PNPM is sure to succeed if managed seriously (Gorontalo Pos, pg. 11, 21 May 2012) The success of the National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM), especially in its Women's Savings and Loans program (SPKP), depends on the seriousness of the recipients. Tilango District Head David Bobihoe Akib said that even though the amount is not too big, but if it's well-managed, the effect would be great in the development of welfare. This year, the PNPM fund allocated to Tilago Sub-district is set at Rp4.95 billion. Book on PNPM audit launched in Denpasar Hotel (Tribun-timur.com, pg. None, 28 May 2012) The book titled "Menilai PNPM Mandiri, Audit Sosial Berbasis Masyarakat di Sulawesi Selatan" (assessing PNPM Mandiri, a people-based social audit in South Sulawesi) was launched on May 28 in Denpasar Hotel. The book--published by Forum Informasi dan Komunikasi Organisasi Non Pemerintah (FIK Ornop) South Sulawesi branch and TIFA Foundation—talks about the policies adopted in implementing the National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM) Mandiri and based on an audit on people in Makassar, Barru, Bulukumba, and Luwu between July 2011 and March 2012. Don't let politics interfere with PNPM Mandiri (Fajar Makassar, pg. 10, 29 May 2012) Aside from bringing positive effects, the National Program for Community Development (PNPM Mandiri) also has negative impact, one of which is the lost of the spirit and value of working together in rural areas because every work is now assessed with the value of money. Another concern is that PNPM Mandiri is iaffected by political practices instead of focusing on people empowerment. The concern was voiced on the sidelines of the launch of "Menilai PNPM Mandiri" book in Denpasar Hotel, Makassar, Monday (May 28). Three speakers gave insights on related to people-based social audit conducted in South Sulawesi which is the subtitle of the book. The speakers are Siwan, author of the book, Mickael B Holmen (manager of programs on democracy and government), and Asdi Abbas (member of the PNPM Mandiri audit team). When difficulty opens the way for change (Lombok Pos, pg. 6, 29 May 2012) The article highlighted the experience of Zoriah, member of the Sari Ayu women's savings and loans, who succeeded to change her living condition for the better after she obtained loans from the activity management unit (UPK). Her two children, who prior to the loan had to quit school, now are studying in universities. PNPM budget allocation soars (hariandetik.com, pg. None, 01 Jun 2012) Finance Deputy Minister Anny Ratnawati said the government allocated Rp9 trillion fund for PNPM this year, or three times higher than that allocated in 2007. The fund allocation for poverty eradication programs was also raised to Rp99.2 trillion from Rp46.6 trillion in 2006, Anny said on the sidelines of the "National Working Meeting on Poverty Eradication Funding" held by PNPM Mandiri in Jakarta (May 30). PNPM Mandiri has been running since 2007 in 2,800 subdistricts. To date, all subdistricts in Indonesia has been reached by the program. PNPM frees people in Borbor from isolation (Antaranews.com (member), pg. None, 02 Jun 2012) Roads connecting villages in Borbor Subdistrict in Toba Samosir, North Sumatra, has freed people in the region from isolation. The roads--built using the fund from PNPM--can be passed by motorcycles easing access for the villagers. Toba Samosir District Head Kasmin Simanjuntak expects the development in the area can be accelerated now that access to the villages is opened. 2012 PNPM Lampung budget set at Rp355b (Antaranews.com (member), pg. None, 05 Jun 2012) Direct aid fund allocated for the National Program Community Empowerment (PNPM) in Lampung Province is set at Rp355 billion this year. Lampung Deputy Governor MS Joko Umar Said said the fund for PNPM and other poverty eradication programs allocated from the central government or regional government's budget should be used wisely, synchronized, and on target. Jembrana District Head calls for prevention of povetry alleviation program overlap (Antaranews.com (member), pg. None, 06 Jun 2012) The District Head of Jembrana, Bali, I Putu Artha, has called on facilitators of the National Program for Community Empowerment-Mandiri (PNPM-Mandiri) to make sure that their activities will not overlap with those of existing poverty alleviation programs. Putu said program overlapping takes place because of poor coordination among institutions running poverty eradication campaigns. He also said in 2012 accumulated funds from the central government, Bali provincial administration and Jembrana district administration to phase-out poverty problems totals Rp12.5 billion. Narumonda sub-district receives Rp1.75b of PNPM fund (Antaranews.com (member), pg. None, 06 Jun 2012) Narumonda sub-district in North Sumatra receives Rp1.75 billion fund from the National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM) that will be used to finance the construction of seven facilities and the women's savings and loans program. Some of the facilities to be built are the road and drainage system in Siantar Tonga-tonga village that is predicted will cost Rp134.5 million, road paving work and irrigation system in Siantar Dangsina village that will cost Rp269.8 million and Rp338 million respectively. Drainage in Mapak to be repaired soon (Lombok Post, pg. 9,10, 07 Jun 2012) Citizens at Mapak Belatung, Jempong Baru, requested that the Mataram Public Works Agency (PU) would repair the drainage in the area. The request was heard by Head of PU Mataram Mahmuddin Tura, who promised to repair it immediately. The community questioned the whereabouts of the Rp80 million allocated budget for the drainage repair. Meanwhile, Mahmuddin denied that Rp80 was allocated for the repair. He said the fund came from the Regional Budget and was set at Rp100 million. He added that the repairs should have been done by the National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM) Mandiri, but because this is an urgent request from the community, PU has decided to take over the project. Government's primary program (Kompas, pg. 7, 07 Jun 2012) Coordinating Ministry for the Economy's Assistant Deputy for Policy and Budget, also the secretary for working committee of PNPM Mandiri monitoring, Hadi Santoso wrote a clarification letter regarding a May 26 article titled "The interests of political and economic elites dominant" with Siti Khoirum Nikmah, an employee of INFID as a news source. Referring to Siti statement that said the World Bank, in implementing the program, directly connected to people without involving the government, Hadi wrote that PNPM Mandiri is the government's primary program that adopted people empowerment principles aimed to curb poverty in all provinces across Indonesia through community planning that generated job opportunites. The program invested in small-scale infrastructure projects that speed up development in rural as well as urban areas. PNPM Pariwisata 'Isolation prompts up to be independent' (Pikiran Rakyat, pg. 20, 05 Jun 2012) Wandalamekar Village Head Yana Noviadi said the condition of being isolated, but wanted their existence to be acknowledged, has prompted him to run the www.mandalamekar.or.id. By having the website up and running in 2010, the village, which most of its residents are farmers, gained popularity in cyberspace, leading to the further development of the village. This year, for the first time, it received Rp70 million fund from the National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM) Tourism. Yana suspected the website had something to do with the fund allocated for the village. Penyelewengan/ Penyalahgunaan Dana PNPM PNPM facilitator charged with 1.6 years imprisonment (Antaranews.com (member), pg. None, 04 Jun 2012) Public Attorney Sri Suriyanti charged Masdur with 1.6 years imprisoned following Masdur's misuse of the National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM) fund in Walenrang Sub- district worth Rp150 million. Based on the crime he has done, the prosecutor charged him with article 3 of the Corruption Law with a penalty of Rp50 million. The penalty was given because the suspect caused a Rp58 million loss to the state. PNPM Lingkungan Mandiri Perdesaan (PNPM LMP) PNPM Environment establishes pilot project for biogas (Antaranews.com (member), pg. None, 04 Jun 2012) The National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM) Environment in Bengkulu Province set Sulau Village in Kedurang Ilir, South Bengkulu, as pilot project for biogas. The project has succeeded in producing affordable and green energy to local people. PNPM Mandiri Perdesaan Three districts receive PNPM MP fund (Bangka Pos, pg. 4, 22 May 2012) Bangka Belitung province receives Rp23.5 billion fund from the National Program for Rural Community Empowerment Mandiri (PNPM MP) this year. It will be distributed to 15 sub-districts in three districts-- West Bangka, Central Bangka, and East Belitung--in the province. The fund allocated for Bangka Belitung came from the regional budget which accounted for Rp3.5 billion and the rest came from the state budget. Last year, the province received Rp22.8 billion fund. PNPM tender process must be transparent (MercuSuar, pg. 8, 28 May 2012) Procurement process of the National Program for Rural Community Empowerment (PNPM MP) in Tolitoli District, which still in tender announcement stage, must be conducted transparently. The details of the job put on tender must be let opened to the public, and nothing should be hidden from the tender process to the job handover, Tolitoli Corruption Watch activist Husri said. Self-reliance helps build kindergarten facility (Lombok Pos, pg. 6, 29 May 2012) In 2009, with the help from the National Program for Rural Community Empowerment (PNPM- MP) and the self-reliance shown by the people in Batu Kuta village in West Lombok, the kindergarten TK Qur'aniyah building was renovated. The kindergarten is known to have win a number of competitions in the subdistrict level as well as provincial level. No less than 740 students have graduated from TK Qur'aniyah. PNPM-MPd must focus on RTM (Fajar Makassar, pg. 26, 01 Jun 2012) The National Program for Community Empowerment Mandiri Rural (PNPM-MPd) in Takalar must focus on poor families (RTM). The program is expected to enhance participatory development, transparency, and inter-village institutional capacity and cooperation. PNPM Generasi Upbringing pattern influences nutrition (Lombok Pos, pg. 15, 21 May 2012) Insufficient food is not always the cause of malnutrition. There are other factors such as parents' upbringing. One case for example is a baby in Kayangan subdistrict in West Nusa Tenggara who comes from a moderate-income family. The problem is, since both parents are working, the baby is under the care of the grandmother who feed the baby with food less nutritious. Based on the National Program for Community Empowerment smart health generation program (PNPM-GSC) data, the number of babies who suffer malnutrition in North Lombok reaches 1,360 babies. Through PNPM GSC, the figure is slowly decreasing, thanks to the counseling given by facilitators and additional food given to the babies. PNPM Pariwisata Three villages receives PNPM Mandiri Tourism fund (Bangka Pos, pg. 5, 24 May 2012) Three villages in South Bangka District receive funds from the National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM) Tourism to develop tourism in the region. The three villages were previously set as tourism villages by the regional authorities, which are the Nyeelanding Village in Air Gegas Sub-district, Pasir Putih Village in Tukak Sadai Sub-distict, and Tanjung Ketapang Village in Toboali Sub-district. Those villages will receive a Rp75 million budget, which will be cut 5% for administration fee. PNPM Peduli PNPM assists three remote villages (MercuSuar, pg. 7, 31 May 2012) The fulfillment of basic rights of people in three isolated villages -- Porolea, Lonebasa, and Lawe -- in Pipikoro sub-district, Central Sulawesi, had been improved with the help from the National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM). Better fulfillment of the rights to have education, better health condition, and opportunities to conduct business leads to better living condition of people in the three villages. PNPM Mandiri Perkotaan Poor citizens get Rp4b grant (Serambi Indonesia, pg. 3, 04 Jun 2012) The National Program for Community Empowerment Mandiri Urban added a new program this year, "Peningkatan Mata Pencaharian Keluarga" (household income improvement, (PMPK). The government allocated Rp4 billion of funds for the program this year to be distributed to 40 villages. Each village received Rp100 million. Infrastructure development boost economic activities (Lampung Post, pg. 9, 04 Jun 2012) Infrastructure development helped bolster the economy of the people in West Pringsewu. With the assistance from the National Program for Urban Community Empowerment (PNPM MP), road access is now available, as well as the drainage and sewer systems, and other infrastructure. In 2011, Pringsewu district received Rp3.5 billion in community block grant (BLM) that came from the state budget. The fund had been used up to develop the region. PNPM Mandiri Integrasi Sleman promotes PNPM Mandiri (Antaranews.com (member), pg. None, 06 Jun 2012) Sleman district administration held an event to promote the National Program for Community Empowerment Integration 2012 on Jun 6. The PNPM Mandiri Integration has been conducted in Sleman since April 1, 2012, in 49 villages located in ten subdistricts (Minggir, Seyegan, Godean, Gamping, Mlati, Depok, Berbah, Kalasan, Prambanan, and Cangkringan).
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