Strengthening the Role of Village Communities and
Civil Society Organisations, West Kalimantan

Since 2016, World Vision Germany and Wahana Visi Indonesia (WVI) have been working in West Kalimantan on an EU-funded programme which has delivered significant positive change, especially in improving health facilities and enhancing regional commitments to adopt child-friendly policies. The programme, which concluded in January 2020, has also helped strengthen citizen engagement and enhance the role of CSOs in influencing local decision makers to increase local government budget allocation towards healthcare services in particular.

In 2017, Rirang Jati Village only had one posyandu (health post) and one village midwife. Now we have three posyandu, two health workers and many posyandu cadres.

A facilitator in Rirang Jati Village,
Nanga Taman district, Sekadau Regency

The programme was implemented in three districts in West Kalimantan with the
aim of increasing citizen involvement in local government processes: