Better Approaches to Service Provision Through Increased Capacities in Sulawesi (BASICS)

South and South-East Asia - Indonesia

2008-2014 | Global Affairs Canada | CAD 18.9M

The “Better Approaches to Service Provision through Increased Capacities in Sulawesi (BASICS)” project was a six-year, CAD 18.9M initiative (2008-2014)undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada (GAC). The initiative improved the welfare of poor rural and urban women in Indonesia by increasing access to jobs and social protection, improving conditions for overseas labour migration, strengthening leadership in the areas of maternal health, and combatting violence against women. The project strengthened critical aspects of government functions that are closely correlated with poverty reduction efforts – namely the development planning, budgeting, budget tracking, performance-based audit, and delivery of key public social services. The project additionally promoted the implementation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy and Action Plan, as well as other pro-poor guidelines such as the Minimum Service Standards and Millennium Development Goals for social service delivery in the context of decentralization.


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