Profile Program: Open Data for Gender Inclusive Development

Open Data Lab engages budget transparency organization IDEA Yogyakarta to build and test models on how open data can be used to achieve gender-sensitive and gender- inclusive development.   The specific goal of the project is to encourage public awareness of the importance of the budget allocation for gender equity. More particularly, the project intends to increase the capacity of citizens to read and understand the budget and encouraging the proactive disclosure gender budget at village and local level. This program also encourage public awareness to monitor budget implementation and increase women participation on gender planning and budgeting development.

This program had established porat data gender that published 10 gender data sets at two villages, for example data of violence against women, data of domestic violence, data on women's participation in decision making, data on economic access by women's groups, early marriage rate, data of women vulnerable to social economy, maternal and child welfare data, data of female head of household. This portal also provide Budget and Revenue Expenditure Village) every year and embeded on village information system.

A series of activities were carried out for the expected goal of collecting 10 gender profile data sets, open data application training for women's groups in two villages, developng portal data: Open data for gender inclusive development, uploading gender data sets into the Village Information System (Web Desa). Encourage women's groups to write activities and upload them to the village web, workshops on the benefits of open data for gender equality, create gender budget newspapers, and survey the benefits of open gender data.

Based on the result survey the impact of open data for gender inclusive development, the survey results show Open Data for Gender Inclusive Development portal, 73.2% stated that the portal view is interesting and 70.4% stated the gender data provided. 62.6% said that understanding the infographic. 73.7% stated understanding the gender responsive budget data that provide on portal. In general, comments on the Budget and Open Data for Gender Inclusve Development are good and very good.

The information of gender budget and planning cycle, the village budget paper makes it easier for residents to get access to APBDesa, with 97.2% of data saying that it is easy to read than the document. Associated with the planning cycle of village budgeting, 58.1% stated understand, 36.9% stated less understood. With regard to information on village income and expenditure 64.2% stated understand, 31.3% stated less understood.Information on gender responsive program and budget activities 65,9% stated comprehension, 31,8% stated less understood. Interestingly, what will be done after reading the village budget paper, 54.2% said to be informed to others, 63.7% said they would monitor the implementation of the village budget, 85.5% said they wanted to receive the budget newspaper on a regular basis.

Film production aims to document the process of implementing an open data for gender inclusive development program and can illustrate the good practice of the two villages. This film explains the double burden of women villagers, but women can still be empowered and take an important position in the village government as village leader and also as the local leader of women's group in the village. The film also illustrates the importance of providing gender data in villages, the importance of women's involvement in village meetings and planning development, and the importance of village transparency. Thus, women can be involved in the planning and implementation of village development, and oversight of village development implementation.

The lesson learned of this programs were village governments and villagers be aware the importance of open, updated, accessible, easily understood and widely publicized data.The community, especially women be aware the importance of gender-responsive rural engagement, supervision and oversight, including promoting enhanced gender responsive budget allocations.The district government is committed to supporting support for implementing open data training for village governments. Village government and women's groups build networks as innovating villages to encourage data transparency and planning and budgeting processes.

DURATION:May 2017 – September 2017


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