1. People, Oil, Policy; Playing between welfare and curse

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    The energy and mineral resources sector still play an important role in Indonesia’s revenue. In 2009 this sector contributed to 27% of the state revenue, and 80% of that was from oil and natural gas. However, to date Indonesia is still facing deep set issues of poverty, corruption and social inequity. "I’m originally from here, and I say there is no difference. True, Cepu is called an oil town but for us there is no advantage, it is only business for the big shots" said Karyono, farmer in Cepu. A group of civil society try to make change in oil and gas revenues for better welfare. They start with Multi-stakeholder initiative for transparency in oil and gas governance and society’s participation in sustainable development planning, they toward the main goal, escaping from the resource curse! Filmed and Edited by : Nanang Sujana/Gekko Studio/PATTIRO/LPAW/BI supported by : Revenue Watch Institute and Local Government Initiative

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    • Your Voice, Your Opportunity

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      In any democracy, accountability to the public is a critical performance incentive for elected leaders. Yet, citizens often lack access to basic information about government in many developing democracies, which creates space for corruption and poor governance. The ‘Your Voice, Your Opportunity’ campaign, developed as a collaboration between a researcher from Columbia University and the Indonesian NGOs PATTIRO and LPAW, is an effort to raise awareness about budgeting and government management of public finances at the most grassroots level. From March-May 2010, campaigners traveled to 93 villages around the resource rich district of Blora in Central Java, presenting the campaign to more than 1860 individuals. Participants were also given the opportunity to return postcards to their district leaders, communicating their hope for better government…

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