Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development – Actions in Indonesia: Strengthening Local Chamber of Commerce in Improving Investment and Trade Environment in Eastern Indonesia through the Establishment of Centre for Investment and Trade Advisory (CITRA), European Union, 2013 – 2016
Centre for Investment and Trade Advisory) is aimed to strengthened capacity of Local Chamber of Commerce. The program is implemented by REDI and Trunodjoyo University, Madura-East Java. The program is designed to 6 (
six) Province Chambers partners i.e.: South Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, East Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, Maluku, and West Nusa Tenggara. CITRA is a supporting unit for Province Chamber to provide more detail information for investment and trade, and more accessible. Therefore, the information are provided on the website http://www.citracenter.com/
and other social media such as facebook, twitter, google plus and linkedin. The program aims to boost better investment and trade climate for sustainability development in Eastern Indonesia by building networking between local, national, and foreign businesses; increasing access to investment and trade information in the 6 provinces, strengthening Province Chamber on their roles as information provider on trade and investment; and to improve capacity of Province Chamber to be involved in advocacy and proposing economic policy in trade and investment sectors.
REDI conducts several activities on CITRA, such as pre-meeting with stakeholders, FGD to identify potential commodities in the province, socialization of CITRA to the stakeholders in 6 provinces, visit to foreign business associations in Indonesia, providing training of Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) to staffs of Province Chamber, develop local business experts in cooperation with local university, designing local forum for trade and investment to improve communication between province and district chambers and local businesses. REDI builds communication with the stakeholders and opening a Regional Office in each province partner. In the office, REDI assigns Regional Managers and Secretary to manage any information related to trade and investment of CITRA and therefore could be accessible to other parties
Survey of Logistics and Patterns of Trade Costs among The East Java Region, Bank of Indonesia, 2015
The survey was conducted in eight District/City, i.e.: Kota Surabaya, Kota of Kediri, Kota Probolinggo, Kabupaten Madiun, Kabupaten Banyuwangi, Kabupaten Sumenep, Kabupaten Malang, and Kabupaten Jember. Inter-Regional trade is one component of a national distribution system for the smooth flow of trade in goods and services as one indicator of the development of area. An area with extensive trade relations will be easier to get a supply staples so that the volatility of price developments will be lower because the goods are always available. This assumption is surveyed to obtain an overview of the distribution pattern of trade among regions in East Java and to obtain information logistics costs, the amount of inventory stock (inventory) and a profit margin of trade among regions in East Java. It is conducted on six food commodities (Rice, Sugar, Onions, Red Chillies, Soya, and Beef). Each commodity is surveyed by interviewing 50 respondents, so that in total there would be 300 respondents interviewed.
Promoting Rural Income through Support for Markets in Agriculture (AIP-PRISMA): Financial Inclusion Scoping Mission, 2014
Access to financial services has been identified as one of the key constraints to increased incomes for smallholder farmers and micro, small to medium enterprises in the priority commodity sectors identified under AIPD-Rural’s Prisma program. The AIP-Prisma program anticipates that in order to effectively address these constraints and respond to beneficiaries’ needs in regard to access to financial services, it will be required to provide a range of assistance, including facilitating access to financial services, providing information and capacity building to both supply and demand side to support the development and use of efficient and sustainable financial products.
The objective of the study was to inform AIP-Prisma’s planning and preparations in regard to how it can best facilitate access to financial services for its beneficiaries in East Java, NTT and NTB, in line with its core objective of sustainably increasing farmer incomes. The analysis of constraints has highlighted a number of gaps existing between financial needs of target beneficiaries and supply of financial services. The gaps are related to (i) economies of scale; (ii) risk management; (iii) capacity and knowledge; and (iv) policies and institutions.
Value Chain Study on Corn and Batik industry, Indonesian MicroSave, 2013
The project aims to understand the value chain of maize and batik. The process flow of the value chain is including production, trade, and distribution to the consumer. Furthermore, this study aimed to gain understanding of the processes related to the formation of commodity prices. The research was conducted in various districts in East Java (Tuban, Blitar, and Bangkalan) and Central Java (Yogyakarta and Solo). The activity in this study included in-depth interviews with manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and consumers of commodities; and FGD-Focus Group Discussion with commodity producers.
Market Survey on the Demand of Raw Material and the Need of Technical Assistance for Furniture Industry in Yogyakarta Region, IFC, February – April 2008
The survey was prepared and implemented by REDI for International Finance Corporation (IFC) and applied value chain approach. The objective is to conduct market survey of furniture manufacture in Yogyakarta region in order to assess demand for raw materials, the range of prices they are willing to pay, their perceptions of sustainability issues, and related market demand. The survey was also intended to ascertain the potential viability of a wood terminal in Yogyakarta.
In addition, the survey was also carried out to assess the demand for technical assistance for furniture manufacturers in Yogyakarta covering type of training and consultation, range of available prices, and kind of facilitation scheme. Respondent of the survey was 80 furniture manufacturers.