By measuring the Governance Index method, the Katadata Insight Center (KIC) succeeded in encompassing 64 regencies and cities in Indonesia which succeed in managing their Regional Budget (APBD). Kulon Progo Regency was amongst the 64 regencies which are entitled to receive the 2019 Management Index from the KIC which was held at the Jakarta Theater XXI, Central Jakarta, on Thursday, November 28, 2019. “These regions are indeed doing a lot of innovation and deserve the appreciation,” said Heri Susanto, Katadata’s Chief Content Officer.
The awarding ceremony has been conducted for its second year after in 2018, KIC gave the same appreciation to 66 regencies and cities. Last year those regencies were also successful and effective in managing its regional budgets in accordance with development needs and had a significant impact on improvements in education, health, economy, and welfare.
The Management Index is a method for measuring the performance and effectiveness of regional budget management for regional development. This method of measuring the Management Index is the result of cooperation between KIC and a panel of independent economists. The expert team consisted of the Head of the National Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group on Poverty Eradication Acceleration (TNP2K) Dr. Elan Satriawan, M.Ec who is also a lecturer at the UGM Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) and a number of lecturers at other FEB UGM, namely Dr. Rimawan Pradiptyo, M.Sc, and Dr. Gumilang Aryo Sahadewo, M.A.
The evaluation of quantitative aspects is divided into two components, namely the component of accuracy and the achievement of sectoral growth. Data analysis began with the grouping of 508 regencies and cities in Indonesia into four groups according to the size of the APBD per capita and the Human Development Index (HDI), to finally obtain 64 regencies with the highest governance index. Of the 64 regional governments, nine regions were able to win two awards, namely Belitung Regency, East Belitung Regency, Southwest Sumbawa Regency, Sekadau Regency, Yalimo Regency, Banggai Laut Regency, Sumbawa Regency, Sibolga City, and Asmat Regency.
Heri said, through the Manage Index it is hoped that regional leaders will be born with achievements from all corners of the archipelago and will compete to the national stage in the near future. “It’s not just Joko Widodo, Anies Baswedan, Ridwan Kamil, or Ganjar Pranowo.”
According to Dr. Rimawan Pradiptyo, M.Sc, the success of development in a country is not determined by the amount of natural wealth owned. Many countries have succeeded in becoming developed and prosperous countries despite their limited natural resources. The development of the quality of human resources and the improvement of the institutional aspects are the determining factors for the success of development in various countries. The ability of the state to focus on the development of both aspects requires the ability to see future challenges (non-myopic) and a sense of crisis given that resources are always scarce.
Heri said, going forward through the Management Index it is hoped that regional leaders will be born with achievements from all corners of the archipelago and will compete to the national stage. “It’s not just Joko Widodo, Anies Baridwan, Ridwan Kamil, or Ganjar Pranowo.”
” It is hoped that the existence of the Management Index will encourage local governments to always try to optimize their budget allocations and focus on achieving development results,” said Himawan.
” We hope to continue to optimize and allocate the budget and focus on achieving existing development,” said the Regent of Kulon Progo Drs.H. Sutedjo proudly.
Source: Media Center of Kulon Progo Regency