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Independent mid-term review of the Australia-Indonesia Partnership in disaster risk management (SIAP SIAGA program) and management response

Summary of Publication

The Australian-Indonesia Partnership on Disaster Risk Management (SIAP SIAGA) is an $36 million five-year partnership (2019 – 2024) between Australia and Indonesia which aims to strengthen Indonesia’s management of disaster risks and engagement between Australia and Indonesia. SIAP SIAGA works across four interconnected end-of-program outcomes (EOPO):

  • The National Disaster Management Authority’s (BNPB) organisational systems are strengthened in better leadership of disaster risk management (DRM).
  • Target provinces, districts and villages are better able to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.
  • Strengthened cooperation between Australia and Indonesia on regional humanitarian preparedness and responses.
  • Strengthened learning, innovation and inclusion for DRM.

The SIAP SIAGA investment is delivered through two separate contract arrangements between:

  • Palladium International Pty Ltd who leads the work with the Government of Indonesia (GoI), specifically BNPB, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) among others and with their subnational agencies in East Java, Bali, Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) and Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB). This component also works with non-government agencies in particular Nahdlatul Ulama Agency for Disaster Management and Climate Change LPBI-NU and the Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Centre (MDMC); and
  • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) which focusses on strengthening PMI's role as a central actor in Indonesia's DRM ecosystem and first responder.

The Mid Term Review (MTR) was commissioned by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to assess the performance of the SIAP SIAGA program and the impact of COVID-19 on implementation; and provide a forward-looking analysis to provide recommendations for whether DFAT continues with the plan of extending SIAP SIAGA for a further two years (2024 – 2026), and if it is to be continued, whether any changes need to be made to the program.

The MTR was completed from May to September 2023. The review team accessed over 100 documents and engaged 277 informants from national and subnational GoI partners, DFAT, international DRM actors, civil society, and communities in Bali, NTT, NTB and East Java through remote and face-to-face focus group discussions, field visits, key informant interviews and sense making sessions.

Evidence gained through the MTR demonstrates that SIAP SIAGA is making a valuable and valued contribution to strengthening Indonesia’s DRM ecosystem. It has worked across national government DRM actors to identify and address key blockages to the effective implementation of DRM policy and systematically worked across the system to clarify roles and responsibilities of different DRM actors, develop coherent policy and regulations at the national level that in turn facilitate subnational governments and agencies to develop norms, standards and procedures to be able to allocate resources and operationalise local DRM activities.

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