Indonesia

Training in Acquisition and Fraud Prevention for the Indonesian Government

Overview

The Procurement Modernization Project aims to advance existing procurement reforms by improving systems, building capacity, and training skilled professionals. In support of these efforts, the American foreign aid agency Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) hired Washington Business Dynamics (WBD) and Booz Allen Hamilton to provide Indonesian officials training on procurement reforms, auditing, and related international best practices.

Challenges

The nation of Indonesia had historically been beset with legal inconsistencies, insufficient state capacity, and minimal anti-corruption enforcement.  

Solutions

As a result of Indonesia’s KPK, government training programs like those supported by WBD, and a host of other anti-corruption commitments, the nation is rising in the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index. In 2013, Indonesia ranked 114 out of 176 countries, tied with Egypt. Two years later and for the first time, Indonesia entered the upper half of the table, landing at 88.  WBD agrees with the analysis of both Transparency International and the World Bank, who state that working to reduce public sector corruption through improved governance ultimately lays the foundation for systemic economic improvements that foster poverty reduction. In the summer of 2017, the Millennium Challenge Corporation awarded WBD and its partners an extension of their training contract, with expectations that the extended program will reach 400 additional Indonesia public servants in the coming years.