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August 12, 2020

Jakarta Post - August 12, 2020

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

June 10, 2020

Jakarta Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Devpolicy Blog - May 26, 2020

Akito Ximenes and Michael Rose – Timor-Leste is an agricultural nation.

April 7, 2020

Jakarta Globe - 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

Bloomberg - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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 Post - 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

Tempo - 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

The Conversation - 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 Post - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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 Post - 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 Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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 Post - 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 Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Dili Weekly - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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.