International Development Law Organization

Enhancing Case-Handling Through Performance-Based Budgeting at Attorney General Office in Indonesia

2 Aug 2019

The Indonesian Attorney-General’s Office has identified differences between the Attorney-General’s Office, Ministry of Finance, National Planning and Development Agency, and State Audit Board on how to measure budget needs for case-handling in the Attorney-General’s Office. If the initial budget needs are not assessed correctly, that could lead to potential misjudgment of budget allocation, burn rate and expenditure, and budget performance of the Attorney-General’s Office.

In response to these issues, a consortium led by the National Secretariat of the Indonesian Forum for Budget and Indonesian Judicial Monitoring Society is implementing a project to improve the systems and capacities of the AGO to conduct performance-based budgeting in general crime and special crime case-handling. The project will facilitate dialogue between the Attorney-General’s Office, Ministry of Finance, National Planning and Development Agency, and State Audit Board to come to a uniform understanding of performance-based budgeting indicators. The agreement amongst related government agencies will be succeeded by the establishment of budget lines and capacity development activities to introduce and mainstream the performance-based budgeting to the Attorney-General’s Office staff.

The project is funded through the Indonesia-Netherlands Rule of Law Fund of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Jakarta, which is managed by IDLO.

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