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KOMPAK: A More Inclusive Indonesian Society through Effective Governance


  • Indonesians have suffered from insufficient public services and economic opportunities
  • Abt-led KOMPAK reduces poverty by improving services and economic opportunities
  • Abt has implemented KOMPAK in 26 districts and 311 villages
The Challenge

The 260 million citizens of Indonesia have long suffered from insufficient government services. The causes are many: Lack of transparency. Decentralization. Limited government resources as commodity prices plummeted. Interference in civilian affairs by power players ranging from the military to state-owned enterprises. As a result, Indonesia struggles with poverty, unemployment, inadequate infrastructure, a complex regulatory environment, and unequal regional resource distribution.

The Approach

The Australia-Indonesia government partnership KOMPAK works to reduce poverty in Indonesia by improving basic services and economic opportunities for the poor and vulnerable. KOMPAK focuses on improving the formal and informal rules of the game that influence individual and collective decision making. Prime contractor Abt strengthens core government health and education services, builds local capacity to assess development needs, and empowered communities to identify local solutions for economic resilience.

The Results

Abt has implemented KOMPAK in 26 districts and 311 villages in seven provinces. KOMPAK is helping to build systems to deliver responsive and accountable frontline services, encouraging community-driven development at the village level and helping to diversify employment opportunities.