Knowledge Management for South-South Cooperation in Indonesia

The Capacity Building and Knowledge Management Working Group (CBKM WG) verifies the development effectiveness of aid projects for Indonesia. It also makes efforts for promoting South-South Cooperation and handles the requests for assistance from other developing countries that have been increasing in recent years.  In 2008, Indonesia became the only Southeast Asian country in the Group of Twenty (G20), and served as the chair country for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2011.

The Indonesian government established the Coordination Team on South-South Cooperation by a ministerial decree from the State Minister of the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) in 2010, and the government has begun to erect a structure for promoting South-South Cooperation through the cooperation of the relevant ministries and agencies. In 2009 BAPPENAS had decided that the Aid for Development Effectiveness Secretariat A4DES would implement the Development of Knowledge Management System to Support Aid for Development Effectiveness, and had made a request for technical cooperation to Japan. However, afterwards there was the instantaneous rise in momentum for promoting South-South Cooperation in Indonesia that was mentioned above. IC Net was awarded the Project on Knowledge Management for South-South Cooperation which was agreed upon by the two governments in late 2011.

The project purpose was to support GOI’s knowledge management practice, so that created knowledge on effective development, building upon Indonesia’s experiences, and shared it with stakeholders engaged in the promotion of South-South cooperation.  The outputs included: 1. key actors aquired skills necessary for exercising effective knowledge management; 2 Identify Indonesia’s comparative advantages for implementing South-South cooperation; and 3. Indonesia’s comparative advantages presented in a tangible form and shared with key actors and communicated in and outside of Indonesia.