KEMENTERIAN LINGKUNGAN HIDUP

REPUBLIK INDONESIA

SIGNING OF MOU BETWEEN GOI AND THE WORD BANK ON MULTIDONOR SUPORT FACILITY FOR THE NATIONAL PROGRAM OF COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

Nusa Dua, Bali December 12, 2007, the President of the Republic Indonesia – Susilo Bambang Yodhoyono, and President of the Word Bank Group – Mr Robber B. Zoellick were both witnessed the official signing of MOU between the Government of Indonesia and the Word Bank and bilateral donors to establish the national program of community empowerment (PNPM) support facility.

The occasion was also attended by ambassador, bilateral and multilateral donors and multilateral donors, and international organization as well as Indonesia’s cabinet ministers.

The PNPM Mandiri Multidonor Support Facility or “the facility’ is an institution which administer and manage grand and assistances for PNPM Mandiri, from donor agencies and international community, both bilateral as well as multilateral. The facility is under GOI.  The Word Bank is requested by the GOI to administer and manage the grants and to ensure transparent, effective (goes to poor) and sustainable utilizations to support PNPM Mandiri,  The steering committee of the facility is chaired by Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare as the chairman of Ministerial Oversight PNPM Mandiri, and consist of government representative from Ministry of Finance,  Bappenas, and related line ministries, and representative donor agencies.  The donor agencies could be a member of steering committee if the grants given at least 1 million US$ to the facility.(is.)