Islamic Women’s Organization and Serang District Government Sign Procurement Agreement
Presidential Regulation 16/2018 on public procurement provides an innovative way for civil society organizations (CSOs) to contribute to regional development.
The regulation enables CSOs to access smaller government goods and services procurement contracts through a mechanism known as Swakelola Type III. On May 20, 2022, MADANI’s CSO partner in Serang (Banten), Aisyiyah, signed a contract with the Serang government to conduct a community satisfaction survey on village financial governance, which will build upon a well-received USAID-funded survey by Aisyiyah in 2021. The follow-up survey will include 400 respondents from 40 villages in 20 sub-districts and run from June to September 2022. Aisyiyah’s receipt of the procurement contract is a milestone for MADANI, as they are the first partner to have success with this mechanism across the 32 districts. This historic agreement demonstrates Aisyiyah’s growth, increased legitimacy, and organizational capabilities, as well as the Serang District’s trust in them as a development partner.