ENGAGING PEOPLE, ENABLING TECHNOLOGY: CITIZEN’S PERSPECTIVES ON ANTI FRAUD MEASURESIN THE INDONESIAN PUBLIC SERVICES SECTOR

Indra Soeharto(1*), Heri Kurniadi Sugiyo Pranoto(2),

(1) PT. Pertamina Hulu Mahakam
(2) PT. Pertamina Hulu Mahakam
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


This research aims to synthesise citizen’s perspectives on anti fraud measures that are currently implemented in the Indonesian public services sector. In this sector, various measures to eradicate fraud/corruption have been initiated by the government despite the fact that such practices are still apparent. Two research questions were proposed; first, what are Indonesian citizens’ perspectives on the anti fraud/corruption efforts implemented by the government, in the Indonesian public services sector during the last three years? Second, according to their perspective, which approach on anti fraud/corruption measure that is considered as the most effective way to eradicate fraud and corruption?. Using questionnaires, the research collect responses from 188 respondents – Indonesian citizen older than 21 years old - in 5 cities in Indonesia. The respondents perceive that despite of its low improvement on corruption level, as reflected by the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) score, the anti fraud/anti corruption measures implemented in the Indonesian public service sector are well progressing. The research also reveals that despite of currently low public participation in anti fraud/anti corruption measures, three factors i.e. consistent law enforcement, engaging public participation and implementing information and communication technology (ICT) are perceived as the most effective measures in anti fraud/anti corruption effort. Understanding the importance of those avenues will provide imperative emphasis in designing, formulating and evaluating anti fraud/anti corruption measures, particularly in the Indonesian public services sector. This will in turn provide necessary support for the government to achieve a positive and sustainable economic growth.

Keywords


Fraud, Public Participation, Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21532/apfjournal.v5i1.131

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