Integrating Community-Driven Development Principles into Policy: From PNPM Mandiri to the Village Law

June, 2015

*This book is available in Bahasa Indonesia and English

The National Programme for Community Empowerment (PNPM Mandiri - Program Nasional Pemberdayaan Masyarakat Mandiri) was initiated in 1997 with the aim of alleviating poverty through community empowerment or, as they were commonly known, through community-based development programmes. The process of empowering people is as important as the result of the process itself.

In recent years, the government has developed an approach to community-based development that scales-up PNPM to the national level and includes it as a major element in Indonesia’s poverty reduction strategy. Further, with the enactment of Law No. 6 of 2014 on Villages, the government adopted the principles of community-based development into official policy. PNPM Mandiri will provide the guiding principles in implementing the Village Law.

The book, ‘Integrating the Principles of Community-Based Development into Policy: From PNPM to the Village Law’, is based on the evolution and critical examination of the process of institutionalizing community-based development programmes to implement the Village Law.

Clik here for a graphic representation of the evolution of PNPM through the years.

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