The Dynamics of Politics and Bureaucracy in Public Planning became an exciting discussion. The reason is that political dynamics immensely influence strategic planning; the paradigm of Result Oriented Government is very much needed so that it can keep the government achieving the goals that have been previously designed. This was disclosed by Dr. Didid Noordiatmoko, Head of the Commodity Futures Trading Supervisory Agency (Bappebti) of the Ministry of Trade.

“The Strategic Planning in the Public Sector (PSSP) course also involves practitioners in teaching activities in class. This is done to enrich the learning resources in the classroom. Not only based on references and textbooks but also from the experience of policy experts in the field,” said Dr. Didid.

Furthermore, Dr. Didid said there are four main factors in Result Oriented Government related to strategic planning so that good governance can still be achieved in political dynamics that affect government. These four factors include 1) Clarity of Objectives (Outcomes), 2) Link between objectives and means, 3) Information on results (performance indicators), and 4) Targets for results.

“Public planning is one part that we should master. However, in its development, political and bureaucratic dynamics have become a challenge for us. Fellow students are future generations of future stick holders. Therefore, public planning related to political and bureaucratic dynamics is vital for us to develop and know about to build a better Indonesia,” said Dr. Azis Muslim, one of the lecturers supporting the PSSP course.

Dr. Didid stated that a results-oriented government could be understood when it prioritizes and focuses on financing the results of its activities (outcomes) rather than on the inputs obtained or compliance with the procedures that must be carried out.

“Thus, government activities focus more on achieving performance according to predetermined plans. Planning here determines the success or quality of our performance. We can understand political and bureaucratic dynamics as something we cannot avoid, but we can adjust them with good public planning,” he said.

For information, Dr. Didid Noordiatmoko, serving as Head of the Commodity Futures Trading Regulatory Agency (Bappebti) of the Ministry of Trade, is one of the experts in teaching and learning activities in the PSSP Course. Before serving as Head of CoFTRA, Mr Didid actively contributed to various important policies in Indonesia through multiple institutions while serving at BPKP, KPK, and the Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform.

The statement above was mentioned in the PSSP Public Lecture, which took place on Wednesday, March 8 2023, in Rooms M103 and M104 FIA UI.