FITRA has established networks both within Indonesia and overseas. The network within Indonesia consists of:
1. FITRA network units (Sijar)
2. Research and advocacy networks
3. Policy makers
4. Mass media
5. Strategic alliances/coalitions
Relationships with policy makers at the national level have been established through strategic partnerships with the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), the Ministry for Home Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Health, the Presidential Working Unit on Oversight and Control of Development (UKP4) and the Central Information Commission.
Thus far, FITRA has been involved in the creation of a public consultation guide, and a national corruption eradication and prevention strategy with BAPPENAS. The recommendations resulting from this research and analysis on local budgetary systems were then actioned into a Regulation and Decree by the Ministry for Home Affairs. Meanwhile, alongside UKP4, FITRA is part of the core team responsible for implementing the global commitment to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Indonesia.
The strategic alliances and coalitions that have been established include Koalisi Menolak PP 37 (The Coalition Rejecting Government Regulation No. 37), Kelompok Kerja Otonomi Daerah (The Regional Autonomy Working Group for the revision of Law No.32/2004), Koalisi APBN Kesejahteraan Rakyat (The APBN Coalition for Public Welfare), the Strategic Alliance for Poverty Alleviation (SAPA) and Koalisi Masyarakat Sipil untuk Pemilu (The Civil Society Coalition for General Elections).
The graph above illustrates FITRA’s networks with civil society organisations at the local level through network unit (sijar) membership. Notably, the research-advocacy networks are much larger compared to the policy maker and mass media networks. Whilst in terms of overseas networks, FITRA is part of the core team belonging to the International Budget Partnership (IBP), ANSA, and the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development.
Together with IBP, FITRA has conducted work for the Open Budget Survey (OBS) in Indonesia. As part of a survey of 110 countries, namely, the Sub National Index in Indonesia, Brazil and South Africa, the survey has helped to develop LBI instruments for the Annual Partnership Initiative Meeting and Social Audit Exchange.