- Last month, President Joko Widodo enacted President Regulation No. 39 Year 2019 Regarding Indonesian One Data. This President Regulation aims to help government to collect, manage, and utilize data accurately, sophisticatedly, integrated, accountable, accessible, and usable.
- In Indonesia, numerous ministries, national and local institutions don’t have data and they are inaccessible. Difficulties lie in synchronising those institutions due to strong sectoral egos.
- in this one data policy, National Development Agency is appointed to collect and calibrate data across ministries and institutions to eliminate differences.
- Civil Society Organisations emphasised on the importance of data implementation so that the public can access the data and deliver an information or objection if necessary
Although Indonesia is almost 74 years old, Indonesia doesn’t have one data and map that can act as guidance for government. Land overlap, legal uncertainty, and unsynchronised ministries often happen due to strong sectoral egos. To improve this condition, last month President Joko Widodo issued President Regulation No. 39 Year 2019 Regarding Indonesian One Data.
Data is highly important in determining many things including governance. Different data across ministries and institutions might result in fallacious policies.
This government regulation which was signed on June 17th 2019 aims to help government to collect, manage, and utilize data accurately, sophisticatedly, integrated, accountable, accessible, and usable.
Minister of National Development Agency heads this regulation. The member consists of Minister of State Officials Utilization, Minister of Communication and Information, Minister of Domestic Affairs, Minister of Finance, as well as Statistics Management Officials and Geospatial Officials.
“(President Regulation No. 39 Year 2019) is part of an integration, one map policy is part of the one data policy,” said Joshaphat Rizal Primana, Director of Energy, Mineral, and Mining Resources of National Development Agency, in Jakarta (7/10/19).
Before that, in 2019, President Joko Widodo signed President Regulation No. 9 Year 2016 Regarding Acceleration of One Map Policy Implementation. This step is taken to push geospatial information utilization in development through map scale 1:50.000.
He hopes that this one map can be a guidance for thematic geospatial information and integrated large scale spatial utilization plan in a spatial plan.
One map policy is still in process, President Jokowi enacted Indonesian One Data Policy on June 17th 2019.
Rizal explained that government used to have their own mapping which is different from one another. It’s not a wonder that overlap often happens. “This is what we’re trying to integrate. This kind of coordination is the hardest,” said him.