JAKARTA - The Governor of West Java, Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) and the Head of BPKP RI, Ardan Adiperdana signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the development of Center of Excellence (CoE) at Auditorium Gandhi BPKP Building, Jl. Scout No. 33 East Jakarta, Tuesday (07/18/2017).
CoE is a form of synergy between BPKP as practitioners in the field of public sector supervision, College as an academic who has the ability in the field of research and theory, as well as with local governments who are committed to create a clean government.
In his speech, Aher represents eight other provincial governments and the 14 districts / cities administrations expressed their highest appreciation to BPKP for the development of this CoE cooperation. Aher hopes that this program can improve the capacity of government internal supervisors or APIP, as well as improve financial management and good governance.
"The local government feels advantaged with this program because as we are from the province, nine provinces in particular and 14 districts / cities have the opportunity to send our best apparatus to be trained and upgraded," Aher said in his speech.
This opportunity becomes an excellent opportunity to improve local government financial management capacity. According to Aher, it will have a positive impact on community development in the region.
"The keywords when we want to bring development performance through financial accountability to be very good and the highest opinion is WTP, it turns out the resource factor of the apparatus that we must continue to increase capacity," said Aher.
CoE is part of the State Accountability Revitalization (STAR) program to support the Government of Indonesia's bureaucratic reforms in strengthening accountability in the areas of financial management and public sector auditing. This program was initiated by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia. STAR is a program financed through funding from the Asian Development Bank (Loan ADB Number 2927-INO). Through STAR, there has been an increase in the capability of auditor personnel and state finance managers, capacity building of training institutions, and implementation of Accountability Management Information System.
BPKP is appointed as the Executing Agency responsible for the successful implementation of this program. One of the STAR activities is the granting of scholarship programs of postgraduate (S-2) and bachelor (S-1) to the Finance Manager and Government Internal Supervisory Apparatus (APIP) within the Ministry / Institution / Local Government. Until June 2017, there are 452 graduates of STAR S-1 degree programs and S-2s of 1,503, bringing a total of 1,955 or 78.20% of the DMF (Design and Monitoring Framework) targets.
In addition to providing S-2 and S-1 / D-IV scholarships, STAR also seeks to transfer knowledge to the local government apparatus through the development of a Center of Excellence in cooperation with leading universities in Indonesia.
Therefore, on this occasion, besides with nine Governors, also signed MoU CoE between Deputy Head of BPKP RI PIP Polhukam and PMK, Binsar H. Simanjuntak (in charge of STAR BPKP) with Rector from eight universities of Indonesia, namely University of North Sumatra, University of Indonesia, Bogor Agricultural University, Padjadjaran University, Diponegoro University, Gajah Mada University, Airlangga University and Hasanuddin University), and 14 districts / cities (Sleman, Bandung Regency, Gresik Regency, Nganjuk Regency, Situbondo Regency, Lamongan Regency, Merauke, Gorontalo District, Anambas Regency, Bogor Regency, Purbalingga District, Pangkep Regency, Bantaeng Regency, and Pare-Pare City).