National Engagement Strategy
As of 2015, NES Indonesia's achievements include:
- The elimination of the masterplan on economic acceleration (MP3EI), in part to civil society mobilisation and advocacy efforts on the masterplans effects;
- Successfully influencing Indonesia's new government to prioritise agrarian reform programs and conflict resolution;
- Through the recommendations of the white book on agrarian report, influencing the government to create a new Ministry on Agrarian Affairs and Spacial Planning/BPN
What is a National Engagement Strategy? Learn more HERE.
Betty Tiominar | NES Facilitator
Indonesia’s Basic Agrarian Law (BAL) from 1960 governs land, forest, plantation, coastal/marine, and other natural resources, and remains one of the few laws that is propoor guaranteeing the rights of farmers, smallholders and tenants. Unfortunately, the application of BAL and the basic protections enshrined within it, is frequently undermined by overlapping Ministry jurisdictions, new land investments and policies that limit rights of rural individuals access to, and control over, land related resources. These issues have led to fierce contestation over land, causing conflicts among various individuals and groups within the country.
In response to these challenges, the country level strategy prioritizes to consolidate a common platform amongst stakeholder to conceive and implement agrarian reform that places land-related needs of rural households at the heart of development. By looking into specific policies such as the Master Plan of Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia Economic Development (MP3EI), Land Bill, and a proposal on a National Commission for Agrarian Reform and Conflict Resolution, amongst others, the ILC Indonesia platform will help facilitate common positions for their promotion, amendment, formulation and implementation. All the while, partners will coordinate community-based training workshops to support the implementation of existing people-centred land laws.