Conscientization on Techniques of the Social Audit towards the Implementation of the Village Development Program

  • Rahmad Hidayat Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Sosial dan Politik Mbojo http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5076-9083
  • Megasuciati Wardani Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Sosial dan Politik Mbojo
  • Dwi Arini Nursansiwi Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Sosial dan Politik Mbojo
  • Ariani Rosadi Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Sosial dan Politik Mbojo
  • Junaidin Junaidin Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Sosial dan Politik Mbojo
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Keywords: Audit, Accountability, Village, Inclusion, Development

Abstract

Through the social audit, villagers can control, supervise, and evaluate certain development programs or activities that have been implemented by the village government, because social audit can be positioned as a variant of public participation oriented towards the realization of democratic governance. This critical learning facilitation was held in the context of social awareness to expand the understanding of villagers about social audit techniques based on principles, benefits, and ideal stages while at the same time fostering the commitment of the village government to apply the principles of transparency and accountability in development management, including providing access to information disclosure related to the village planning and budgeting documents so that it can be known by the citizens as a whole. This community service activity involved dozens of residents and the village government officials as participants and was carried out during March 2018 in the Rabakodo Village, Woha District, Bima Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province by applying special learning methods in the form of various lectures to convey the conceptual substance of social audit that must be understood by program participants, as well as practices to demonstrate the social audit work process that can be directly observed and practised by them. These facilitation activities produce outputs in the form of recommendations from residents to the village government so that (1) public participation in the planning-budgeting process, including the activities in the field of village development, community building, and community empowerment must be provided in large portions by the village government for the sake of democratic and inclusive management of the village development; (2) The village government must act transparently and responsively to the needs of the residents, and prioritize a persuasive approach when facing their demands; and (3) villagers must always actively participate in all stages of the village development management, especially in planning, budgeting, implementing, and monitoring phases.

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Author Biography

Rahmad Hidayat, Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Sosial dan Politik Mbojo

Hidayat, Rahmad, is a lecturer at the Department of Administrative Science of STISIP Mbojo, Bima, Indonesia. He obtained his M.A. in Human Rights and Democracy Studies from the Department of Politics and Government, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada. His area of interest relates mainly to certain political issues such as citizenship, the welfare state, human rights, democracy, and social movement.

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2022-01-01
How to Cite
Hidayat, R., Wardani, M., Nursansiwi, D. A., Rosadi, A., & Junaidin, J. (2022). Conscientization on Techniques of the Social Audit towards the Implementation of the Village Development Program. Jurnal ABDINUS : Jurnal Pengabdian Nusantara, 6(1), 26-40. https://doi.org/10.29407/ja.v6i1.16731