Proceedings of 1st Workshop on Environmental Science, Society, and Technology, WESTECH 2018, December 8th, 2018, Medan, Indonesia

Research Article

Strengthening Village Information System to Reach Good Governance in Rural Areas through Participatory Rural Appraisal

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283894,
        author={N H P Meiji and A A Widianto and A  Kodir and Irawan  Irawan},
        title={Strengthening Village Information System to Reach Good Governance in Rural Areas through Participatory Rural Appraisal},
        proceedings={Proceedings of 1st Workshop on Environmental Science, Society, and Technology, WESTECH 2018, December 8th, 2018, Medan, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={WESTECH},
        year={2019},
        month={6},
        keywords={village information system; good governance; participatory rural appraisal (pra)},
        doi={10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283894}
    }
    
  • N H P Meiji
    A A Widianto
    A Kodir
    Irawan Irawan
    Year: 2019
    Strengthening Village Information System to Reach Good Governance in Rural Areas through Participatory Rural Appraisal
    WESTECH
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283894
N H P Meiji1,*, A A Widianto1, A Kodir1, Irawan Irawan1
  • 1: Universitas Negeri Malang, Malang, Malang, Indonesia
*Contact email: nanda.harda.fis@um.ac.id

Abstract

In the national development context, the role of a village cannot be left remain. Especially, recently with the increasingly blurred boundaries between villages and cities both in physical infrastructure and social demography. Furthermore, villages need to have competency in which appropriate with the national development context for maximizing the potencies that the villages had, using the renewal of Village Information System (SistemInformasiDesa - SID). The development of a top-down model slowly has changed with a bottom-up perspective for sustainable development. This is happening because sustainable development leads to community’s participation rather than the elite’s stakeholders in the village. Through Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) method, the village government of Pandanarum, Blitar Regency, tries to improve and update their profile through SID to reach good governance in village government. The village government of Pandanarum cooperates with Sociology Department, Universitas Negeri Malang tries to maximizing their profile for analyzing the condition of their society by using social mapping. Finally, this empowerment, which using the PRA model, hopefully, could reproduce the valid and the newest data for improving the potencies that owned by Pandanarum Village. As a result, there was connectivity and good cooperation between the local government, the researcher, and also the people of Pandanarum to complete their profile for better development.