Articles
topics
Social Sector Policy, Talent & Capacity Building
economies
Indonesia
languages
English
By
Minako Sakai (The Australian Journal of Social Issues)
Released
September 2012

Building a Partnership for Social Service Delivery in Indonesia: State and Faith‑based Organisations

Minako Sakai (The Australian Journal of Social Issues)

This paper explores the relationship between Indonesia’s government and religious and faith-based organizations (FBOs). FBOs are booming in contemporary Indonesia and have strong community support. However, the paper shows that the Indonesian government is keen to remain the key provider of social services and often perceives the services of FBOs as a threat. It examines the challenges these organizations face, including the regulation of funding sources and impediments to effective FBO partnerships. Read it here.