MAHKOTA Guiding Strategy
Summary of publication
MAHKOTA (Towards a Strong and Prosperous Indonesian Society) is a continuation of the Government of Australia's (GoA) investment in social protection and poverty reduction in Indonesia. It builds on a previous program, the Poverty Reduction Support Facility (PRSF), which was established in 2011 and ended in 2015. The goals of the MAHKOTA program are to contribute to 1) a comprehensive and equitable social protection system for the whole of Indonesia by 2025, and 2) reduced poverty and inequality.
The Guiding Strategy describes the MAHKOTA program and gives the rationale for Australia's investment. It explains the importance of social protection for economic growth and outlines the political economy of social protection in Indonesia. It also explains the theory of change for MAHKOTA, which provides a strategic framework to guide investments in the program's annual planning process; a framework for monitoring and evaluating progress toward program outcomes; and, a platform for dialogue, shared understanding and communication.
The Guiding Strategy also explains how the program contributes to gender and inclusive development and how it engages with the private sector and ensures child protection is considered in its operations. It provides guidance on the program's approach to sustainability and its governance arrangements and collaboration approach.
The Guiding Strategy is used by all stakeholders involved in the program, including DFAT and its managing contractor, the Indonesian Government and strategic partners to guide decision-making and ensure all parties are working toward the same goals.