Gov’t Issues Regulation on 2020-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, on 17 January 2020, signed Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Number 18 of 2020 on the 2020-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (National RPJM) to implement the provisions of Article 19 paragraph (1) of Law Number 25 of 2004 on National Development Planning System.
“The 2020-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan, hereinafter referred to as the National RPJM, means a national development planning document for a period of 5 (five) years from 2020 to 2024,” Article 1 paragraph 1 of the Regulation reads.
The National RPJM is an explanation of the vision, mission, and programs of the President of the 2019 General Elections.
“The National RPJM includes national development strategies, general policies, Strategic Priority Projects, Ministry/Institutional and cross-Ministry/Institution programs, regional and cross-regional development directions, Development Priorities, and macroeconomic framework that includes a comprehensive picture of the economy including fiscal policy directions in a work plan in the form of a regulatory framework and indicative funding framework,” Article 2 paragraph 2 of the Presidential Regulation reads.
The National RPJM, the Perpres reads, shall function as a. guidelines for Ministries/Institutions in drafting Strategic Plans for Ministries/ Institutions, b. materials for drafting and amending the Regional RPJM by taking into account duties and functions of regional governments in achieving the National targets contained in the National RPJM, c. Government guidelines in drafting the Government Work Plan, d. baseline in monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the National RPJM.
‘The National RPJM can act as a reference for people to participate in the implementation of national development,” Article 2 paragraph 4 reads.
Ministries/Institutions and Local Governments, according to the Perpres, shall implement programs in the National RPJM that are explained in the Strategic Plans of Ministries/Institutions and the Regional RPJM.
“In drafting the Strategic Plan, a Ministry/Institution carries out consultation and coordination with the Minister. Likewise in drafting and/or amending the Regional RPJM, the Regional Government can carry out consultation and coordination with the Minister,” Article 3 paragraphs 2 and 3 reads.
The Minister monitors and evaluates the implementation of the National RPJM. Monitoring is carried out on a regular basis in the midterm and final year of the implementation of the National RPJM, whereas evaluation is carried out in the midterm and final year.
“The results of the midterm and final year evaluation of the implementation of the National RPJM were reported by the Minister to the President,” Article 4 of this Perpres reads.
In Article 5 of this Perpres, the National RPJM shall consist of: a. narrative of the 2020-2024 National RPJM, listed in Attachment I; b. the 2020-2024 National RPJM Strategic Priority Project, listed in Attachment II; c. the 2020-2024 National RPJM Development Matrix, listed in Attachment III; and d. the 2020-2024 National RPJM Regional Development Direction, listed in Attachment IV; which is an integral and inseparable part of this Presidential Regulation.
“Modification in targets and funding needs that occur every year in the implementation of the National RPJM, submitted by the Minister to the President in the Cabinet Meeting to obtain a decision,” Article 6 paragraph 2 reads.
“The Presidential Regulation shall apply as of the date of its promulgation,” Article 7 of the Presidential Regulation reads. The Regulation was promulgated by Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna H. Laoly on 20 January 2020. (SM/EN)
Translated by: Fairuzzamani Inayatillah
Reviewed by: Mia M. Bonaedy