Geographic Spread of FITRA’S Activities
Institutionally FITRA encompasses fourteen organizations, called “network units” located in the following local government areas: the provinces of North Sumatera, South Sumatera, Riau, West Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Central Java, East Java, South West Sulawesi and West Nusa Tenggara; the cities of Bekasi and Depok; and the kabupatens (districts) of Sukabumi, Cilacap and Kebumen.
As can be seen from the map below, the geographical spread of one of FITRA’s programs—the Local Budget Management Performance studies (KiPAD for short)—was considerable. KiPAD, which spanned three years (2009-11), took a particularly close look at the effectiveness of budget programs on education, health and infrastructure in the local government areas studied.
Another project that expanded FITRA’s geographic spread was its participation in the Strategic Alliance for Poverty Alleviation (SAPA for short) which targeted seven regions: the cities of Banda Aceh and Makassar and the kabupatens of Bandung, Sukabumi, Gunung Kidul, Kebumen and Jembrana. The aim of SAPA was to encourage local governments to be innovative in their efforts to hasten the eradication of poverty.