MCA-Indonesia conducts several crosscutting activities to support the three main projects of Compact Program. These activities focus on social and gender integration, environmental and social accountability, and monitoring and evaluation for implementation of each program.

The crosscutting activities are inseparable parts of the Compact Program. A dedicated team supports these activities and contributes to its success.


Social and Gender Integration

There are various challenges to achieve equal economic opportunities in Indonesian society. To deal with this, integration of social and gender analysis is required in every project design.

MCA-Indonesia has a mandate to maximize positive social impacts, address crosscutting social and gender issues and to ensure compliance with the MCC Gender Policy. For this purpose, MCA-Indonesia established a Social and Gender Integration Plan (SGIP) in the first quarter of Compact Implementation. SGIP is an operational document designed to systematize and ensure gender integration across Compact projects and activities. SGIP also highlights certain social constraints and opportunities that may be relevant across sectors, as well as risks that need to be managed.

To maximize the impact of policies on social inclusion and gender, MCA-Indonesia has established cooperation with the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Children Protection (KPPA). In this activity, KPPPA and MCA-Indonesia will compile a policy paper on women’s economic opportunities in low-carbon economy, support gender mainstreaming in climate change strategies and draft a national strategy for male involvement in improving family health and nutrition status through the Family Learning Center (“Pusat Pembelajaran Keluarga”/Puspaga). The two agencies will also consult and coordinate with the policymakers and civil society on improving women entrepreneurship capacity, gender mainstreaming in renewable energy and natural resource management.

This activity has also facilitated Indonesia Public Procurement Female Officers Forum (FP4I). More information can be viewed on this page.


Environmental and Social Accountability

MCA-Indonesia has developed and applied the Environment and Social Management System Framework (ESMS Framework), a set of guiding principles that ensures all MCA-Indonesia operations and investments comply with relevant laws and regulations of the Government of Indonesia, MCC Environmental Guidelines and the MCC Gender Policy, and consistent with International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards.

The ESMS Framework was developed through a consultative process to guide the environmental and social performance of MCA-Indonesia. The development and adherence to the ESMS Framework is one of the Compact’s key performance standards.


Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring and evaluation is a key component of the Compact’s activities that had been incorporated into all facets of the project cycle. MCA-Indonesia has a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan which details the expected impacts of the Compact and its project – on both economic, social and environmental impacts – and the achievement of those influences.

M&E Plan is an important tool for the management of a result-based Compact Program. The M&E Plan provides informations and data for evidence-based policy-making when projects are implemented. Data monitoring is routinely analyzed to enable MCA-Indonesia and MCC Managers to make planned adjustment to implement the program. If the M&E Plan obtains successful development model. It will evaluate to be applicable in other parts of Indonesia, even after the Compact Program is over.

MCC’s decision to support the three projects proposed by the Government of Indonesia was based on estimated Economic Rates of Return (ERRs) greater than or equal to 10%. During the three main Compact projects, the 10% return of ERR rate proved to exceeds the expectation.