Triple-A Team


Human Cities Coalition Jakarta Program( 2017)

Category : Urban Development
Periods :  January - August  2017
Location : Indonesia / DKI Jakarta
Service Provider : HCC-Human Cities Coalition
Project Value : 
Funding : Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
Clients : Bappenas
Consortium Partners : 
Staff Provided : 2 International, 3 National

Background & Objective :

Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia, home to 30 million people, and the engine of national economic growth. The city has grown from 500’000 inhabitants in the 1930’s to an urban agglomeration of over 30 million people in 2016. That means that the population has doubled in size every 20 years. More people means scarcity of space, scarcity of water, and scarcity of jobs, but also more waste, more pollution, and more poverty. Government-based interventions often follow the latest trends, rather than directing development based on strategies guided by long-term visions. Usually these interventions are limited to infrastructure measures to mitigate urgent problems, looking for immediate tangible impacts, not checking the sustainability and ultimate benefits.
The Human Cities Coalition aims at inclusive urban development with a human face supported by private sector-driven initiatives to improve living conditions and livelihood in urban areas. The overarching approach is based on Market Systems development, which complements Government endeavors, and which is based on multi-stakeholder participation that engages the Private Sector, the Urban Community and the Government as interdependent actors, and mutual beneficiaries. The purpose is not only the effective impact, but also the sustainable social, economic and environmental benefits.
Sharing Dutch global expertise can be beneficial for Indonesia, if it is based on thorough knowledge of local conditions, familiarity with local institutions, established contacts with local players, and respect for what has already been accomplished. The gigantic scale of urban development that makes Jakarta the world’s second largest city, and the mind-boggling pace of urban growth and change are unprecedented. Building on accomplishments, experience and examples is essential to accelerate development and share the benefits, rather than reinventing the wheel. Lessons learned will benefit both the Indonesian and the Dutch partners with outlooks for long-term cooperation, also beyond urban development in Jakarta. The cooperation can serve as a bridge for long-term economic partnerships.

• Urban revitalization focused on living conditions and livelihood in slum areas that benefit the urban poor.
• Set example of urban development with a human face based on market system that can be up scaled or replicated elsewhere.

• Common perceptions of existing urban development context
• Diagnosis of challenges faced by the urban poor
• Opportunities to address challenges through market system solutions
• Innovative solutions benefitting from ICT
• Selection of Business Case based on joint strategies and synchronized actions,
• Multi-source funding commitment for implementation of Business Case


Service Provided: 

Technical assistance was provided in the execution of Phase I and Phase II of the following planned three phases:
• Phase I: Scoping:
          - Consultations with: Community, Local Private Sector, Government, Financing Agencies, and                     HCC Partners
          - Conduct Rapid scan of existing poverty conditions in Jakarta
          - Preparation of Short Track Report
          - Conduct Rapid scan of existing policies, plans and ongoing programs
          - Workshop to identify the theme, location and target

• Phase II: Planning Framework:
          - Community Needs Assessment (with local civil society partners)
          - Political Economic Assessment of Jakarta
          - Innovation Assessment for Jakarta
          - Financing Assessment for Jakarta
          - Overall Assessment Report
          - Workshop on Community Needs Assessment

• Phase III: Business Case Development:
          - Development of Viable 'Business Case Scenarios’
          - Prioritization of Optional ‘Business Case Scenarios’
          - Preparation of Final Business Case


Products :

- Rapid Scan of Existing Poverty Condition in Jakarta
- Rapid Scan of Policies, Plans and On-going Program
- Short Track Location, Themes and Stakeholder
- Scoping Report
- Assesment Condition in RW 17 Penjaringan, North Jakarta
- Financial Assessments
- Political-Economic Assessments - Slum Improvement and Poverty Reduction in Penjaringan
- Innovation Assesments - Slum Improvement and Poverty Reduction in Penjaringan


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