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Indonesia

Open Budget Survey Document Availability Tracker

December 2016 Update

To recognize improvements and identify slippages in budget transparency between rounds of the biennial Open Budget Survey, we periodically assess the public availability of the eight key budget documents – an essential component of transparency. This update presents the results of the most recent of these interim assessments.

Indonesia

Open Budget Survey 2015December 2016 Update
Pre-Budget StatementProduced for Internal Use OnlyAvailable to the Public
Executive's Budget ProposalAvailable to the PublicAvailable to the Public
Enacted BudgetAvailable to the PublicAvailable to the Public
Citizens BudgetAvailable to the PublicAvailable to the Public
In-Year ReportsAvailable to the PublicAvailable to the Public
Mid-Year ReviewAvailable to the PublicAvailable to the Public
Year-End ReportAvailable to the PublicAvailable to the Public
Audit ReportAvailable to the PublicAvailable to the Public

As of 31 December 2016, the government of Indonesia makes eight of eight key budget documents publicly available online in a timeframe consistent with international standards. This reflects a net increase over the findings of the Open Budget Survey 2015, which assessed the availability of documents up to 30 June 2014. Since that assessment, Indonesia has published the Pre-Budget Statement.

For more information on the content that the eight key budget documents should contain, and the publication timeframe for each document, please see IBP’s Guide to Transparency in Government Budget Reports and the Open Budget Survey Guidelines on Public Availability of Budget Documents.


2015

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Country Summary - English Questionnaire

Transparency (Open Budget Index) 59/100 

The Government of Indonesia provides the public with limited budget information.

Public Participation 35/100

The Government of Indonesia is weak in providing the public with opportunities to engage in the budget process.

Budget Oversight

By legislature 82/100

Budget oversight by the legislature in Indonesia is adequate.

By auditor 75/100

Budget oversight by the supreme audit institution in Indonesia is adequate.

Recommendations

Improving Transparency

Indonesia should prioritize the following actions to improve budget transparency:

  • Publish a Pre-Budget Statement.
  • Increase the comprehensiveness of the Executive’s Budget Proposal by, for example, presenting more information on issues beyond the core budget.
  • Increase the comprehensiveness of the Year-End Report.
Improving Participation

Indonesia should prioritize the following actions to improve budget participation:

  • Establish credible and effective mechanisms (i.e., public hearings, surveys, focus groups) for capturing a range of public perspectives on budget matters.
  • Hold legislative hearings on the state of the economy that are attended by the executive and open to the public.
  • Establish formal mechanisms for the public to participate in audit investigations.
Improving Oversight

Indonesia should prioritize the following actions to strengthen budget oversight:

  • Establish a specialized budget research office for the legislature.

 



2010

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Country Summary Questionnaire

2008

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Country Summary Questionnaire

Indonesia’s score on the Open Budget Index shows that the government provides the public with some, albeit incomplete, information on the central government’s budget and financial activities during the course of the budget year. This makes it difficult for citizens to hold government accountable for its management of the public’s money.


2006

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Country Summary Questionnaire



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