VP Calls for Comprehensive Evaluation on Bureaucratic Reforms Roadmap
Date 9 Februari 2021
Acceleration in bureaucracy simplification is the Government’s priority agenda to support the implementation of bureaucratic reforms. For that reason, the Government deemed it necessary to evaluate the whole process and identify challenges in order to improve roadmap of bureaucratic reforms.
“I think the core of that issues is on bureaucracy and state apparatus. Thus, I call for a comprehensive evaluation on the existing roadmap of bureaucratic reforms,” Vice President Ma’ruf Amin said when leading a meeting on bureaucratic reforms with the National Bureaucratic Reforms Independent Team, Monday (8/2), at the Vice President’s Palace, Jakarta.
The Vice President also called on the National Bureaucratic Reforms Independent Team to review and reconstitute short-term and medium-term programs to be adjusted to the latest global and regional conditions in this fast-changing and dynamic world.
He went on to say that some holes in the bureaucracy still persist. Nevertheless, the country has made some positive achievement amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Macro economy in each quarter has rebounded, while for the 2020 full year, the GDP contracted by 2.07 percent. In addition, realization of the State Budget has reached 96 percent and disbursement of social assistance programs and cash assistance for MSMEs is almost 100 percent completed,” he firmly said.
On the other hand, there is an increase in the number of government institutions that received Corruption-free Zone (WBK) category. However, based on Transparency International, Indonesia’s corruption perception index dropped from ranking 85 in 2019 to ranking 102 in 2020.
In that regard, the Vice President stressed on the importance to seek solution and address bureaucratic reforms issues, as well as to follow recommendation of the National Bureaucratic Reforms Independent Team. (SECRETARIAT OF VICE PRESIDENT/UN) (RAS/LW)