Identification of Prioritas and Gaps in the Government of Aceh’s Sustainable Economic Development Plans and Strategies
(December 2007 - March 2008)
Category : Strategic Economic Development
Periods : December 2007 - March 2008
Location : Aceh Province
Service Provider : Triple-A
Project Value :
Funding : The Worldbank
Clients : Government of Aceh
Consortium Partners : Triple-A Team
Staff Provided : 3 person expatriats and 2 person Indonesia Expatriat
The post-tsunami reconstruction effort has been mainly focused on humanitarian aid and physical rehabilitation of housing and infrastructure. There is a broad consensus between Government of Aceh, the BRR and the donor community that the emphasis needs to shift to sustainable economic development and creation of jobs and incomes
- Reliance on Existing Planning Documents. Multiple sources have served as references in preparing this Concept Note. On the one hand, Planning Documents of GoA and BRR, and on the other hand, Reference Documents prepared by experts, donors and ngo’s. Among the documents that were reviewed are the provincial Medium-term Development Program, or RPJMD, and the Triple-A documents, comprising an Atlas, an Agenda, and Aturan-main (=Rules-of-the-game). The Atlas bundles relevant economic data on Aceh into one common source of information for all stakeholders. The Agenda, which is based on the Atlas, bundles the shared visions, joint strategies and synchronized action plans of the concerned stakeholders. The Aturan-main provide practical guidelines for implementation of the Agenda. The Triple-A documents were launched by the Governor of Aceh on 8 May 2007, and are currently being updated as basis for the Economic Development Master Plan (EDMP).
- Emphasis on Economic Lead Sectors and Sectoral Linkages. Identification of priorities shall focus on Agriculture and Fisheries. This complies with the Economic Lead Sectors that have been identified by the Government based on their prospects of sustainable economic growth and creation of jobs. To promote export and investment the Agriculture Sector depends on its supply chain linkages with other sectors, especially Manufacturing Industry (e.g. agro-processing, agro-industry), Trade (e.g. marketing, export), Transport (e.g. shipping, road transport, air transport) and Services (e.g. issuance of licenses and permits, access to finance, training). Within the Agriculture Sector distinction is made between five Sub-sectors, which are (i) Food Crops, (ii) Estate Crops, (iii) Livestock and its products, (iv) Forestry and (v) Fishery. Because the Governor of Aceh has declared a moratorium on logging, this Sub-sector has not been included in this Report.
- Focus on Economic Growth Poles and Geographic Dependencies. Each district has its own specific economic potential and constraints based on location, assets and resources. Some districts are economic out performers, while some others are lagging behind. Through synergistic urban-rural linkages and inter-municipal cooperation economic growth poles shall serve as engines of balanced regional economic development. Agricultural produce from one district are processed in a second district, and traded in a third district. Vice versa the third district may provide services to the second and first district. Or, the second district may share its infrastructure facilities with its neighbors.
- Assessment of Aceh’s Economy;
- Brief Description of Documents Analyzed;
- Identification of Priorities based on Analysis of Documents
- Assessment of Relevance of priorities and Adequacy of Strategies;
- Matrix that maps priorities with strategies by GoA and BRR, budget allocation and responsible institution.
- ACEH ECONOMIC PROSPECTS Identification of Priorities and Gaps in the Government of Aceh’s Sustainable Economic Development Plans and Strategies
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