Belseran Christ, Ambon, Maluku – The flow of the Nalbesi River was getting stronger as the rain flushed Buru Selatan regency in Maluku on a Thursday morning, but villagers still flocke
Village & Rural Life
August 12, 2020
June 10, 2020
Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – Village administrations need to play a bigger role in containing the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak so they can carry out more effective preventive meas
June 3, 2020
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – The government aims to complete the disbursement of the BLT Dana Desa (village funds unconditional cash transfers) to around 8 million families this week, a
May 27, 2020
Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – The government has disbursed around Rp 2.99 trillion (US$202 million) in cash assistance to almost 5 million families through the village funds program as
May 26, 2020
Akito Ximenes and Michael Rose – Timor-Leste is an agricultural nation.
April 7, 2020
Asni Ovier, Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – While the Jakarta provincial government faces continuing uncertainties on local quarantine ruling, other cities have taken matters into their own hand
March 31, 2020
Eko Listiyorini, Jakarta – Indonesia plans to mobilize volunteers to fight the spread of coronavirus in coastal villages and the vast hinterlands of the archipelago with part of a $4.4
March 20, 2020
Arya Dipa, Bandung – Home Minister Tito Karnavian is urging village heads and local leaders to speed up their budget proposals to immediately get transfers from the central government
March 10, 2020
Yulia Savitri, Palembang – Village head Heriyan of Serjiabo, South Sumatra, has a lot on his plate when it comes to administering and managing the village funds.
February 19, 2020
Jakarta – The village head of Neglasari in Jatiwaras district of Tasikmalaya, West Java, has been arrested after allegedly setting fire to the Neglasari village administration building
January 30, 2020
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The World Bank voiced its criticism on the distribution formula of Village Fund and the General Allocation Funds (DAU) currently executed by the Indonesian g
December 12, 2019
Silvia Irawan – In 2015, Southeast Asia's largest economy, Indonesia, committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 29% by 2030 (equivalent to 832.01 million tonnes of CO2 by 2030,
November 25, 2019
Jakarta – After taking a stroll around the Gamcheon cultural village in the South Korean port city of Busan, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo says he want more villages in Indonesia to l
November 24, 2019
Antara, Jakarta – At least 200 houses were ravaged by fire in a village on Sebuku Island, South Kalimantan Province, early on Sunday, leaving more than 700 people homeless.
November 19, 2019
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – The Finance Ministry will freeze regional government accounts that have been channeling rural development funds to bogus villages, an official said on Tuesday.
November 5, 2018
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has called on village heads not to use the Village Fund, which will soon be disbursed by the government, to construct village infrastructure, bu
October 30, 2017
Jakarta – The government will launch massive village infrastructure projects worth up to RP 60 trillion in 2018 that will be so labor intensive they could create as many as 14 million jobs.
August 30, 2017
Nethy Dharma Somba, Jayapura – The Papua Police will monitor the use of village funds amounting to Rp 4.3 trillion (US$322 million) allocated for 5,420 villages in 28 regencies and one municipality
August 29, 2017
Aman Rochman, Malang, East Java – Alleged corruption related to the use of village funds has hampered the absorption of the funds in Malang, East Java, according to reports.
August 8, 2017
Jakarta – The Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Ministry is set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Police (Polri) on the monitoring and use of village fu
August 4, 2017
Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) says it has received hundreds of reports from the public on the alleged embezzlement of village funds since 2016, prompting the anti-graft body
July 17, 2016
Hans Nicholas Jong, Surabaya – The government has decided to resurrect its Return to Village Movement (Gerakan Kembali ke Desa) initiative as a follow up to the launch of its 'dana desa' village fu
February 22, 2016
Venidora Oliveira – Member of Parliament MP Arao Noe said many village offices established across the 13 municipalities of Timor-Leste that are damaged are still waiting for the government to fix t
February 12, 2016
Nurul Fitri Ramadhani, Jakarta – More than a year after the passing of the Village Law, village administrations around the country remain in the dark over the legal status of the village-run busine
January 14, 2016
Nurul Fitri Ramadhani, Jakarta – The Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Ministry has enlisted the help of civil society organizations (CSO) to address problems at the village level.