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Gender Audit inTallang Sura' district North Toraja 14-20 June 2022

This is in line with the good governance framework in which the responsibility for development is not only in the hands of the government but is a shared responsibility of both the government, the public and the private sector. This is the main reason for MPM in carrying out one of the monitoring and evaluation methods by involving the community in Tallang Sura' sub-district, North Toraja district, conducting a Participatory gender audit.

Participatory gender audit was chosen because it makes the voices and assessments of marginalized groups the focus of the assessment and improvement of development programs. Essentially, gender audit is part of a social audit, which believes that the voice and aspirations of the community should be the main basis for increasing the effectiveness of development programs. This participatory gender audit will rely on efforts to identify program quality, identify gaps and constraints, and formulate solutions and innovations needed. The gender audit will also make the best practice documentation strategy part of promoting wider gender equality.

The purpose of this activity is to gather information in the community regarding poverty reduction policies/programs, especially the PKH and Rastra Programs in Tallang Sura Village. In addition, to explore ideas/ideas for better social protection schemes. As well as advocacy and dissemination related to audit results will further increase the accountability of audited programs.

From the description of several problems, there are several good practices that have been carried out. Some things that are already good need to be maintained and developed. Some of the innovations that have been made need to be encouraged and if possible replicated in other areas. In the future, to further improve the quality of services, there are still some things that need to be improved. Some suggestions for improvement regarding the implementation of PKH and Rastra are as follows:

Coordination with kelurahan or neighborhood parties to carry out socialization related to the PKH and Rastra Programs. Expansion of PKH and Rastra information either directly or by using various media (leaflets, pamphlets, radio, etc.) to reach a wider community (down to the hamlet/RT level).

Socialization and optimization of complaint services for PKH and Rastra implementation. Inviting the village or neighborhood parties as well as community leaders in every routine PKH meeting. Installation of information boards at service providers' premises containing information on PKH and Rastra services and their procedures.

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