PNPM Generasi is an innovative project introduced by the Government of Indonesia to address certain lagging human development outcomes and accelerate attainment of the Millennium Development Goals. PNPM Generasi adapts the PNPM-Rural program delivery model to achieve improvements in maternal and infant mortality, universal primary education, and poverty reduction.
Communities work with facilitators and health and education service to allocate block grant funds to target 12 health and education indicators.
The PNPM Generasi approach allows flexibility for communities across the wide and diverse archipelago. Communities can use funds to effectively target local problems, addressing issues effecting individuals and the community as a whole. And as community needs evolve, funds can be refocused and reallocated throughout the program cycle based on findings from monthly monitoring sessions.
PNPM Generasi is funded through a combination of funds from the Government of Indonesia and members of the multi-donor PNPM Support Facility (PSF). PNPM Generasi is implemented by the Ministry of Home Affairs (KemenDagri), Directorate General for Community Empowerment (PMD).
The Government of Indonesia introduced PNPM Generasi in 2007 as a pilot program in 1,605 villages in 5 provinces.
After the program’s Mid-Term Impact Evaluation in 2010, the Government decided to scale up the program into West Nusa Tenggara. In 2012, PNPM Generasi expanded into 2 additional provinces: West Sulawesi and Maluku. PNPM Generasi has expanded through the support of the Government of Indonesia and grants from the PNPM Support Facility.