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    Regular weekly monitoring of Indonesian media allows our stakeholder to have a pulse on public opinion and to keep track of specific issues within our works.

    MEDIA MONITORING REPORT ANALYSIS
    Period: June 19  - July 2, 2017

    HEADLINES

    • The Ministry of Finance will increase budget allocation for village funds (DD) by 10 percent in 2018. The Ministry’s Director General of Fiscal Balance Budianso Teguh Widodo said the increase would take into account four basic criteria: population size, number of poor people, size of the area, and geographical terrain.
    • Meanwhile, the government will cut the amount of the General Allocation Fund (DAU) by 3-4 percent in the second half of 2017 due to tax revenue shortage of about Rp 50 trillion. The current allocation of the fund (DAU) in the 2017 State Budget (APBN) is Rp 410.84 trillion.
    • Bireuen District Inspectorate (Aceh) evaluated village accountability reports from 399 villages out of a total of 609 villages. The results show that most villages still lack the capacity in good reporting and they failed to submit documents on detailed transactions.
    • Deputy Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Alexander Marwata said, the role of regional inspectorates in the prevention of corruption has been weak. The Commission proposes that district inspectorate officials should be appointed by governor while provincial officials appointed by the Minister of Home Affairs. 
    • In Gresik district, East Java, the village head elections held in October this year in 19 villages will use fingerprint verification to avoid fraud. The elections will use electronic voters list issued by the Population and Civil Registry Agency. 
    • An article on Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal (June 15) revealed that 69.8 percent of Indonesian children aged 5 years have been infected with dengue fever at least once. Previously, the World Health Organization (WHO) mentioned that the number of dengue infection in Indonesia is the second highest in the world and is the highest in Asia within 2004 and 2010.

    Complete report available here.