Register Obat dan Makanan BPOM dan Pusat Informasi Obat Nasional

[ Monday, March 2, 2015 | ]

Regulator obat dan makanan Indonesia, BPOM (Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan) memiliki website yang berisi daftar obat dan makanan yang mendapatkan izin edar. Register ini sangat berguna apabila konsumen memiliki keraguan terhadap suatu produk. Untuk mengecek apakah suatu produk memiliki izin edar, silahkan klik.

Selain itu, BPOM juga mengelola Pusat Informasi Obat Nasional (PIONAS) yang berfungsi untuk "...menyediakan akses informasi terstandar (Approved label) dari obat yang telah disetujui oleh Badan POM. Informasi dan konsultasi diberikan oleh PIO Nas secara cuma-cuma kepada masyararakat, konsumen, maupun stakeholder lainnya seperti tenaga profesi kesehatan baik dokter, perawat, dan apoteker". Untuk mengakses PIONAS silahkan klik.

Higher minimum wage is (in fact) a capitalist instrument

[ Saturday, February 28, 2015 | ]

A capitalist instrument for preventing revolution -- that is. Nick Hanauer argued that inequality is rising and this will inevitably lead to a revolution. How can we reduce inequality and prevent such revolution that will topple the bourgeois? Well, according to Nick, we should increase the minimum wage.

Well he's right. Capitalism needs consumer. Rising inequality will destroy consumer society. So, in order to save liberal capitalist democracies from impending doom, let's raise the minimum wage!(?)

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Integrated Water Resources Management for Law and Policy makers/advisers (UNESCO Centre)

[ Saturday, February 7, 2015 | ]

The UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, University of Dundee will organize a workshop on "Integrated Water Resources Management for Law and Policy makers/advisers" this June, 2015. According to the website:

The course aims to provide participants with critical insights into the science that underpins integrated catchment management, through an exploration of key hydrological, ecological and hydrogeological processes, methodologies and the current state of the art. A further theme of the short-course will be to explore how the accessibility of water-related scientific data and information can be enhanced within a policy/decision-making context. This intensive short-course is targeted at water professionals that do not have a scientific background, such as lawyers and policy-makers.


Water and Power, are water services still public?

[ Friday, February 6, 2015 | ]

Municipal Services Project (MSP) have put a nice video for understanding the idea of 'corporatisation' and its implication on 'publicness'. Have a look also at an article by David McDonald "What is corporatization? The ‘new’ look of water and power utilities" at the MSP Blog.

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(Open Government Partnership IRM) Invitation to comment on Progress Reports on Costa Rica, Finland, Ghana, Indonesia, Liberia and Panama

[ Sunday, February 1, 2015 | ]

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) Blog invite comments on IRM progress reports for several countries, including Indonesia. The post made special reference to Special Accountability Report which is piloted by Indonesia OGP IRM:
About the Indonesia Special Accountability Report
Most of the countries whose reports are being released today began their OGP participation in 2013. Indonesia, a founding country of OGP, is an exception, having participated since 2011. So why is there a report on Indonesia being released for public comment today?
The first Indonesia action plan covered 2011 to the end of 2012. The second action plan covered all of 2013. This is the action plan evaluated in today’s draft “Special Accountability Report.” The government of Indonesia also released a third action plan in 2014 that runs until 2015. That action plan will receive a typical progress report after the one-year mark, similar to other countries in the same calendar as Indonesia. That report is due for public comment in July of this year.
The IRM takes its role as promoting learning and accountability seriously. For that reason, to the greatest extent possible, all OGP commitments will be tracked and accounted for. The Special Accountability report represents an important step in that direction.
Previously, CRPG announced a public comment period for the 2013 OGP IRM Report.


Regulation of Community Based Water and Sanitation (January Review)

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The following is a review of blog posts on the regulation of community based water and sanitation in Indonesia to date. This posts reflects ongoing research by CRPG.

  1. "Opportunities and Challenges in Integrating Community-Based Water Services into the Legal Framework". This is my original 2013 draft paper on the regulation of community based watsan in Indonesia. Read more.
  2. "Ringkasan analisa pengaruh adat dalam proyek infrastruktur air"(in Bahasa Indonesia). The article summarizes our research on the influence of Adat (local custom) in community based water projects in East Nusa Tenggara province. Read more.
  3. "From the field: HIPPAMS Tirto Agung". A summary of our visit to one of the successful Community Based Organization in East Java. Read more.
  4. "The relationship between community based water services and regional water utility". Our research explores the conflict and (potential) cooperation between community based water provision versus provisions by regional water utilities (Perusahaan Daerah Air Minum or PDAM). Read more.
  5. "From the field: Water CBO Year End Report". This post features how a village-level water CBO, HIPPAMS Tirto Agung (see no.3 above) present its year-end report. The administrative system is quite advanced for a village level CBO. Not all CBO is this advanced, however. Read more.
  6. "Regional autonomy principles restrict provinces in developing community based water and sanitation (?)" In this article, we analyzed that regional autonomy implemented in Indonesia may have impeded the development and sustainability of community-based water and sanitation. Read more.
This list will be updated in upcoming blogs posts as we move further with our research.