Author:Dyah Larasati, Fiona Howell
Subject: Social Protection and CCTs
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Abstract: “The Government of Indonesia places a high priority on the universal provision of, and access to, education. Universal education is considered a cornerstone for future economic development and shared prosperity. Over the past decade, the Government of Indonesia has introduced a number of major reforms to make universal education a reality. In 2003, the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) and the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) began implementing the Nine-Year Compulsory Basic Education Programme (Wajib Belajar Sembilan Tahun) with the aim of encouraging school-age children to complete junior secondary education. In 2005, a school-based education subsidy programme known as School Operational Assistance (Bantuan Operasional Sekolah—BOS) was introduced to provide grants directly to primary and junior secondary schools on a per student basis. The BOS grants were designed to cover direct educational costs but not indirect costs associated with education (i.e. transportation costs, uniforms etc.), which are recognised as being a major barrier to access for lower-income households.” (...)

keywords: Bantuan Siswa Miskin, BSM, Indonesian, Cash Transfer Programme, Poor Students
Date Publication: 10/10/2014 - 08:20
Type/Issue: Policy Research Brief / 46
ISSN: 2358-1379
Language: English