As the government’s flagship community-based poverty alleviation program, National Program for Community Empowerment or Program Nasional Pemberdayaan Masyarakat (PNPM) uses a community-driven development (CDD) approach, providing direct block grant financing to local communities at the kecamatan (sub-district) level to finance an open menu of local development priorities – typically small scale social/economic infrastructure, education and health activities, and micro-loans to women’s savings groups – implemented with mechanisms to ensure broad-based participation and transparency. PNPM is the world’s largest CDD program and covers more than 70,000 rural villages and urban wards in Indonesia. As a “laboratory” of learning, PNPM has also been helpful to other countries in terms of offering lessons learned and innovative practices that can be and have been adapted to other contexts.
With this kind of learning in mind, PNPM has been selected as one of 12 programs that will participate in the World Bank Institute’s South-South Knowledge Exchange (SSKE), which will focus on developing a range of tools and services to help World Bank teams to connect country clients and facilitate peer-to-peer country learning. In particular, PNPM has been asked to take part in a pilot initiative designed to help World Bank staff and clients to create a knowledge base of specific programs and to connect this knowledge to countries interested in these programs.
Template Objective: The primary objective is to capture, in a short format, the development experience that a knowledge supplying country seeks to share with potential recipients. The template aims to convey two main aspects of a country’s development experience:
- What was achieved and the evidence that supports those claims (i.e., indicators of success); and
- Factors that were important to the success of the development experience.
- Basic Information
- Experience Underlying the Knowledge Supply Offer
- Potential Recipient Countries
- Provider’s Capacity to Supply Knowledge
- Provider’s Interest in Building its Capacity to Supply Knowledge