In late October 2021, MADANI’s partner Pimpinan Daerah Nasyiatul Aisyiyah (PDNA) – the young women’s association of Muhammadiyah, which is the second-largest Islamic organization in Indonesia – led a workshop in the District of Bulukumba (South Sulawesi) on the Organizational Performance Index (OPI), a USAID-developed self-assessment that measures capacity gaps in CSOs and identifies ways to address them. The workshop inspired Muhammadiyah to apply the OPI to the six other partner organizations active in Bulukumba (including for women, youth, scouts and students). The provincial Muhammadiyah branch, who joined the workshop, is also reviewing whether the OPI could be scaled up to the Muhammadiyah organizations in all 24 districts in South Sulawesi. As this breakthrough demonstrates, MADANI continues to broaden its coalition and impact by ensuring that the project’s resources are accessible to local actors.
MADANI Achieves Major Breakthrough in Strengthening Faith-Based Organization Muhammadiyah
Faith-based civil society organizations (CSOs) play an important role in community empowerment in Indonesia, especially pertaining to social development and religious tolerance, by building trust through dialogue.