International Donor, Development Agencies and NGO Services
Established in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1991, Moores Rowland in Indonesia has a proven track record with bilateral and multilateral aid agencies and various NGOs. It is a registered service provider to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and UsAid among others. Besides being a fairly large audit firm, we have core competencies in the following areas: special audit, investigation, socioeconomic research/survey, public awareness, rule of law, human rights audit, public private partnership (PPP) and project management
We have played a leading role in the field of special audit of projects funded by bilateral and multilateral aid agencies, having undertaken financial audits for various NGOs and programs funded by The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), New Zealand Agency for International Development and the U.S. Agency for International Development (UsAid) Mission in Indonesia, among others. We also have considerable experience with procurement contract reviews for World Bank financed projects.
We have been assisting the Office of Anticorruption and Integrity (OAI) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in finding evidence of corruption and fraud practices in certain projects funded by ADB in Indonesia.
We have extensive experience and are qualified in qualitative and quantitative research techniques. This covers baseline surveys, project impact assessment, data collection, data analysis, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting. We have completed projects and research work in various sectors for a number of clients. One such assignment was a Cocoa Baseline Survey for IFC PENSA Makassar, in which we assisted IFC PENSA and its partners in problem identification and information needs assessment, plus obtained specific baseline data and inputs for program planning and also to provide IFC PENSA with benchmark information / data for the purpose of qualitative evaluation, in terms of changes in the levels of knowledge, attitude, and practice of cocoa farming aspects over time.
We also conducted a baseline study for an integrity and capacity assessment of the justice sector in Southeast Sulawesi and South Sumatra, Indonesia, for the UN Office of Project Services (UNOPS). The study presented statistics and data drawn from live interviews held with specific groups within the justice system, including judges, lawyers, court users, court staff, police and prisoners awaiting trial. A total of 2,485 respondents were asked a set of questions to ascertain their experiences and perceptions as either operators within the justice system or as the users of the court. In conducting the field survey in the two provinces, we set up associations with the Law Faculty of Tadulako University, South East Sulawesi and the Law Faculty of Sriwijaya University, South Sulawesi. Furthermore, we are currently conducting the same baseline survey for Riau and East Java provinces as the project has now been extended to include these provinces. In addition, we are conducting a progress assessment in South East Sulawesi and South Sumatra. The total respondents number around 5,000.
On the education front, we completed a Survey on the External Evaluation of the Target School Programs (TSP) and Non-Target School Programs in East Java Province on a sample of 300 schools in Malang, Sidoarjo, Kediri, and Trenggalek districts, for the Junior Secondary Education Projects (JSEP), Ministry of National Education. We provided:
- Collection of comprehensive and substantiated data about each of the two programs: TSP and the non-TS, including the processes used to select beneficiaries and the processes used to deliver project inputs to them;
- Evaluation of these two programs;
- Extraction of the views of stakeholders (head teachers, teachers, pupils, parents) in the two program regarding their benefits to the receiving schools; (iv) assessment on district education authorities’ views and plans to sustain and disseminate the TSP approach.
Other projects include completing a Study on the Effectiveness of the Socialization Program on the Indonesian Deposit Insurance Corporation - Lembaga Penjamin Simpanan (LPS) in the Information Media. We designed a study to measure the effectiveness, conducted the study, and completed the analysis and reporting. This study involved 5,151 respondents in total.
Moores Rowland also has had considerable experience with public awareness/relations and outreach services in Indonesia. Our Public Awareness Team was engaged to handle media matters for the UsAid-funded IN-ACCE project, which developed new anti-corruption legislation and established regional courts specifically to handle cases of corruption. The campaign involved a coordinated effort to facilitate more user-friendly information systems for the courts and bring greater awareness to the public of the importance of corruption eradication efforts.
We have led the efforts to socialize the newly established Deposit Insurance Agency (Public Awareness for Deposit Insurance Establishment Project – UsAid), taking the lead role in media relations. We planned and executed media workshops in a number of cities with the intent of educating reporters on the operation of the new Deposit Insurance Agency and how it would impact on banking customers. Each workshop attracted a minimum of 20-25 local print and electronic media reporters. The workshops resulted in reporters being prepared to write factual stories regarding deposit insurance, as well as generating a large number of news stories in all the selected cities (Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya, Bandung, Denpasar, Balikpapan, Makassar, Palembang, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Pontianak, Manado, Bukittinggi). Furthermore, we also provided assistance in the development of all socialization materials for the Deposit Insurance Establishment Project – UsAid, including press kits, brochures, posters, logos etc.
We have drafted communication and promotional materials for the Learning Assistance Program for Islamic Schools (LAPIS) of Cardno Acil Pty Ltd / AusAID, including newsletters, informational brochures, and activity profiles. We also managed the logistical aspects of seminars, symposiums, workshops, conferences, and similar events from the conception stage right through to completion.
Rule of Law and Human Rights
In a consortium with Millennium DPI Partners, LLC, we won an Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) on the International Rule of Law Technical Assistance Services funded by UsAid. The purpose of these contracts is to support the development of the rule of law, and the promotion and protection of human rights throughout the world.
Moores Rowland has also conducted Human Rights audit of companies in the mining and pulp and paper sectors in Indonesia, undertaking the human rights assessment in accordance with the Moores Rowland Indicators for Human Rights and Social Compliance (MIHRSC) and in compliance with the prevailing Indonesian and international laws and regulations concerning Human Rights. The scope of the audit included the implementation of human rights practices in the area surrounding the companies operations in Indonesia and their compliance with the prevailing laws and regulations and MIHRSC indicators, which specify the following issues:
- Forced Labor
- Child Labor and Young Workers
- Conditions of Employment and Work
- Freedom of Association
- Workplace Health and Safety
- Community and Environment Impact
- Supply Chain Management
Public Private Partnership (PPP)
Moores Rowland has specialist expertise and experience through the Praxity Alliance with PPP projects across Europe and particularly the UK.
We have considerable experience in managing large and complex projects. Understanding the unique complexities of how projects should be designed in Indonesia makes us a leading provider for forestry and climate change projects.
One important project we have led was the Katingan Peatland Restoration & Conservation Project in Central Kalimantan funded by Marubeni Corporation, the Japanese Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry, and PT Rimba Makmur Utama, providing experts and specialists on the areas of REDD+ at each phase of the project.
Other clients for environmental projects include organizations such as the William J.Clinton Foundation, UNDP, and the World Wide Fund for Nature.
We supported the Project Manager of Indonesia – State Audit Reform Sector Development Project (STARSDP – ADB funded) in the monitoring and evaluation of the project contracts/activities. We designed, coordinated and implemented training for PIU and BAWASDA staff on financial report format and procurement for State Audit Reform Sector Development Project (STAR-SDP). The project covered 30 provincial BAWASDAs (Regional Supervisory Body), 20 BAWASDAs at regency and municipality level, and 50 Secretariat of DPRDs (regional parliament) in Indonesia. ADB through the State Audit Reform Sector Development Program (STAR-SDP Loan No. 2126-INO for $200 million, approved on December 17, 2004) supported the reform undertaken by the Government of Indonesia to improve governance, efficiency, economy, and effectiveness of public sector audit through strengthened audit institutions operating to internationally accepting standards.
Why Consider Us
We are able to offer a number of significant benefits that distinguish us from other consulting companies. These benefits include:
- Incomparable knowledge of the Indonesian government, donor/development organizations and NGOs;
- A proven "track record," locally and internationally, of audit and consultancy services that were successfully completed;
- World class accounting and financial expertise;
- Absolute professionalism complimented by hard-headed business pragmatism;
- Seamless service capabilities from professional advisers who are committed to working together as a team to provide the best possible outcome for the client;
- Access to an international pool of technical expertise and industry;
- Specific knowledge; and
- Availability of complementary services.