Performance review and discourse development of joint team for combating corruption

There main objectives of the study are, first, to objectively measure the performance of the joint team for combating corruption (Team Gabungan Pemberantasan Tindak Pidana Korupsi, TGPTPK). The second objective is to identify various factors influencing the performance. Finally, to make recommendations for improving the team?s performance and/or similar team/institution that has yet to be established. This project is supported by International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Using questionnaires, in-depth interview and secondary data as tools for conducting the study, the main findings are as follows. First, the overall performance of TGPTPK is low, and taking into account the fact that this team is no longer existed, the performance is, essentially, zero.

The second finding shows that there are several factors that directly influencing TGPTPK?s performance. These factors are low level of independency, competency and institutional support on one hand and high level of institutional resistance on the other. These factors are, furthermore, influenced by the law system that provide high opportunity for opposing the actions for combating corruptions. The situation is aggravated by the fact that the law system is a product of corruption condition in itself along with the collusive political systems.

Based on these findings, in order to improve the performance of TGPTPK and KPTPK, the following steps are to be taken into action. Firstly, the government should award independency, authority and institutional support for KPTPK or the yet to be established institution. At the same time, the government should give assurance that no other institution, including judicial system or the Supreme Court, has the power to resist KPTPK. #SEP#?There main objectives of the study are, first, to objectively measure the performance of the joint team for combating corruption (Team Gabungan Pemberantasan Tindak Pidana Korupsi, TGPTPK). The second objective is to identify various factors influencing the performance. Finally, to make recommendations for improving the team?s performance and/or similar team/institution that has yet to be established. This project is supported by International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Using questionnaires, in-depth interview and secondary data as tools for conducting the study, the main findings are as follows. First, the overall performance of TGPTPK is low, and taking into account the fact that this team is no longer existed, the performance is, essentially, zero.

The second finding shows that there are several factors that directly influencing TGPTPK?s performance. These factors are low level of independency, competency and institutional support on one hand and high level of institutional resistance on the other. These factors are, furthermore, influenced by the law system that provide high opportunity for opposing the actions for combating corruptions. The situation is aggravated by the fact that the law system is a product of corruption condition in itself along with the collusive political systems.

Based on these findings, in order to improve the performance of TGPTPK and KPTPK, the following steps are to be taken into action. Firstly, the government should award independency, authority and institutional support for KPTPK or the yet to be established institution. At the same time, the government should give assurance that no other institution, including judicial system or the Supreme Court, has the power to resist KPTPK.

June – August 2001