Jakarta – Aryanto Nugroho, National Coordinator of Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia, attended the One Decade of Open Government Indonesia (OGI) event, as well as the Launching of the OGI VII National Action Plan (RAN) for 2023-2024 at the Saleh Afiff Building, Ministry of National Development Planning (PPN)/National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), Menteng, Central Jakarta, on February 7, 2022. The celebration was attended by several development actors, including Suharso Monoarfa, Minister of PPN/Bappenas; Hendrar Prihadi, Head of the Public Procurement Policy Agency (LKPP); Diah Natalisa, Deputy for Public Services of the Ministry of Administrative Reform and Bureaucratic Reform (PANRB); Slamet Soedarsono, Plt. Deputy for Politics, Law, Defense, and Security, Ministry of PPN/Bappenas; Yanuar Nugroho, Open Government Partnership (OGP) Envoy; Danang Widoyoko, Secretary General of Transparency International (TI) Indonesia; Dony Ahmad Munir, Regent of Sumedang; Amirudin, Regent of Banggai; representatives of relevant ministries/institutions; representatives of related local governments; and some other civil society representatives.

The Government of Indonesia has been active in the Open Government Partnership (OGP) organization for ten years. Pioneered in 2011, the Government of Indonesia, together with the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, and the Philippines, presented a global initiative called to encourage open government called OGP. By 2023, 76 member countries, 106 local governments, and more than 200 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) will join OGP. This initiative aims to bring governance in line with the values of openness, namely participatory, innovative, accountable, transparent, and inclusive governance. To realize open government practices and to carry out its membership in the OGP, in 2012, the Government of Indonesia established the Open Government Indonesia (OGI) National Secretariat.

In his testimony, Aryanto said that OGP is an initiative that not only promotes and realizes government openness. It also encourages a collaborative approach between stakeholder groups that can contribute to the birth of various governance improvement initiatives.

“It must be recognized that throughout a decade of Indonesia’s participation, both as an initiator and implementing country of OGP, there have been many achievements and innovations in public services and government openness at the national and regional levels. However, there is still much homework to be done. The key is to continue strengthening transparency, open space for civil society involvement, and develop innovations with co-creation between stakeholders,” said Aryanto.

PWYP Indonesia, as a part of civil society, has been actively involved in OGP initiatives for over a decade. Starting from the role as a civil society representative in the 2013-2014 International OGP Steering Committee (SC), involvement in several activities such as the OGP Summit, OGP Local, Asia Pacific Leadership Forum (APLF), and overseeing the implementation of OGI Action Plan I to VI.

PWYP Indonesia’s involvement in OGI

On this occasion, there was also a symbolic launching of RAN OGI VII Year 2023-2024 by the Minister of Bappenas, Civil Society Representatives, and Representatives of relevant K / L to mark the start of the implementation of RAN OGI VII. During the Action Plan conduct, PWYP Indonesia is committed to Optimizing the Implementation of Beneficial Ownership Data Disclosure and the Development of the One Data System for Natural Resources Environment (SDA-LH), which guarantees the disclosure of data and information on spatial permits.

Author & Translator : Ersya S. Nailuvar
Reviewer dan Editor : Aryanto Nugroho
English Reviewer : Chitra Regina Apris