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Driving Change: Policies Favouring Poor People in Indonesia

This paper shows how the ‘Driving Change’ project in Indonesia used advocacy and capacity-building to ensure that the voices of poor people, especially women, became part of government planning processes to alleviate poverty. It focuses on people’s participation at village level as a key entry point, leading to advocacy for policy change at district and national levels. It also shows the successes and challenges of this kind of work for pro-poor policy development, and the need for deeper participatory approaches on poverty reduction.

Uploaded on: Jun 13, 2017
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2017
Year Published: 2009

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Resource Type: Impact Evidence Issues: Citizenship & Identification, Community Organizing, Education, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Policy Advocacy, Women's Rights Tool Type: Journal Articles & Books, Training Resources & Popular Education Method: Promoting Citizens' Participation in Governance Languages: English Regions: Indonesia Nature of Impact: Change in law or policy, Citizen Action & Participation, Positive Impact, Sense of fair process Scale of Intervention/Impact: More than 1 million people Institutions Engaged: Regulatory / Implementing Agencies, Service Delivery Agencies, Traditional / Customary Authorities Evaluation Method: Case Studies, Focus group discussions, Project Document Review