Indonesia Elections Assistance Review
On behalf of the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), Democracy International conducted an independent qualitative review and assessment of the appropriateness, efficiency, and effectiveness of Australia’s support for the 2009 election process in Indonesia. AusAID channeled this support through the UNDP Multi-Donor Electoral Program, the Australian Electoral Commission, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, The Asia Foundation, and the Partnership for Governance Reform. DI President Eric Bjornlund led a team that met with representatives from AusAID and its implementing partners as well as with commissioners and senior staff members of the election commission, representatives of the government of Indonesia, civil society groups, election analysts, and aid officials from other countries. The team assessed the project according to criteria from AusAID’s standard independent evaluation framework and made recommendations for future election support in Indonesia.