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Wahana Visi Indonesia (WVI)

Policy Analysis Related to Indonesian Forest Fires

Funded by UNICEF, RDI worked with World Vision Indonesia (WVI) on analyzing policies related to forest fires across Indonesia, and the subsequent health effects it has on vulnerable groups such as children. Three main locations were chosen to represent the national issue: provinces Central Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, and South Sumatra. The project looked at policies, their implementation, and the overall legal mechanism, conducting focus group discussions as well as in-depth interviews with government officials at provincial an national levels, NGOs, local representatives, and plantation owners. The goal of the analysis was to compare and contrast policies relating to forest fires and a special focus on public health and effects of haze on children against and ideal situation (i.e. policies are implemented fully, all parties are considered during policy making, etc.), from which recommendations on areas of improvements can then be formulated and delivered, ultimately, to provincial and national governments.