ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Indonesia Office, in partnership with Geospatial Information Agency (BIG), Lokahita and Indonesian Association of Urban and Regional Planners (IAP), virtually kicked-off a four-part dialogue series on data governance development on 29 September 2020. The dialogue series will run from September to December, 2020 and will gather experts from national and local governments, the academia, civil society organizations, and the private sector to discuss key data issues in formulating and implementing development programs.
Conditions and Progress of Development Data Collection in Indonesia
The Government of Indonesia (GoI) issued the one data policy through Presidential Regulation No. 39 of 2019 to produce accurate, timely, integrated, and accessible data for national and local development. The steering committee, which is composed of six ministries, will oversee and monitor the implementation of the policy. Each ministry will consolidate all the needed information and data.
Showcasing the current conditions and modalities is the first step to establishing a robust baseline which will provide evidence-based support for data policy intervention. Reflection and retrospection represented by four data and information centers respectively from the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas, the Ministry of Public Work and Housing, the Ministry of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/BPN and the Ministry of Home Affairs provided recommendations to the steering committee in establishing a baseline that is needed for local and national development.
Mr. Nazib Faizal, Head of Data and Information Center of the Ministry of Public Work and Housing,proposed three strategies to redefine data governance:(1) better internal and external data sharing (2) capacity building for data personnel; and (3) availability of data to facilitate decision making.
“Loss of momentum in response to slow data availability occurs frequently. Therefore, it is necessary to simplify the administrative procedures for accessing data”, he added.
Some takeaways from the first webinar include:
The Urban-LEDS phase II project recognizes that development data governance is one of the key drivers in strengthening vertical integration . The project’s next webinar topic will unpack the challenges and opportunities on data governance for the development of inclusive and sustainable urban areas.
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