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Box 2 – Indonesian CSOs – Formal status as strategy

Saturday, 29 December 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

The survey (of 268 CSOs during this study) shows that 73.13% of respondent CSOs are formally registered organisations. While this may sound strange recognising that many social movement organisations are informal (Crossley, 2002; Davis et al., 2005; Della-Porta and Diani, 2006), interviews may be able to provide some explanation. The program manager of Yayasan SET explained explicitly that, “in legal terms, all [CSOs] are foundations. What we have [termed as] NGOs, LSMs, CSOs – they are all [legally registered as] foundations” (Kristiawan, interview, 28/10/05). Kristiawan’s explanation confirms findings from previous work. In their attempt to escape from government control, there was a period when many Indonesian CSOs felt it necessary to formally register with the notary as a foundation (yayasan) as this would provide a necessary legal basis for the organisations’ existence and at the same time ‘exempted’ them from current laws aimed at controlling CSOs’ activities (Bunnell, 1996:198; Eldridge, 1995:7-8; Hadiwinata, 2003:95-96).

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Picture for this post is taken from Wikipedia – depicting Mayday rally 1 May 2003 in Jakarta

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  1. Sunday, 30 December 2007 at 12:00 am

    Mbiyen ngetrend banget LSM berubah statusnya dari yayasan menjadi perkumpulan. Lha embuh saiki…..

  2. Monday, 31 December 2007 at 12:00 am

    akhir akhir ini ada juga beberapa trend membentuk civilian group seperti misalnya sahabat WALHI, volunteer Yappika, dan sebagainya, namun hal ini belum mencapai bentuk Optimal, beberapa pada prakteknya baru menjadi “tenaga cadangan (murah) buat seksi event event besar temporer”, beberapa baru jadi (dari sisi volunteernya) terdaftar di organisasi X sebagai tempat untuk belajar. Secara Manajemen, WALHI (misalnya) telah establish bentuk “sahabat walhi” di seluruh wilayah kerjanya, namun belum mempunyai standard guidebook. Sedangkan Green Peace, termasuk kantor GreenPeace South East Asia yang di Indonesia, sehari hari bertumpu terutama pada jajaran relawannya, dan mereka punya “a considerable amount of” manajemen dan analisis tentang relawan. Beberapa lembaga lain sedang berminat untuk membangun hal yang sama.Sementara itu kalau anda explore Multiply, maka justru anda akan menemukan such “pure civil society voluntary activism” mulai muncul walau terbatas pada bidang tertentu seperti respons tehadap bencana (search on key word gempa yogya in multiply), bakti-sosial ramadhan, dsb.Tabik…

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