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One Data Policy in Indonesia


Understanding Barriers in the Implementation of the One Data Policy in Indonesia: Insights from Health Data Journey Modelling 


The Indonesian One Data policy is designed to improve internal government data governance practices by providing a regulatory framework concerning organizational structure, including the roles, tasks, and responsibilities of each key stakeholder. It also specifies mechanisms to ensure the preparation, collection, and/or processing of data that meets data standards, the application of metadata according to the standard format, and dissemination of data according to the principles of data interoperability. We conducted a data journey modelling for three key health datasets to identify challenges and barriers in data flow across local and national government agencies. The findings highlight the critical role of the local government leaders and data custodians, enforcement of data standards and policies, and compliance (including a mechanism to enforce penalties for non-compliance) to the successful implementation of the One Data policy in Indonesia.


Data governance, data journey modelling, data standard, Indonesia, local government


Arthur Glenn Maail
(Open Data Lab Jakarta, Indonesia)

Arthur Glenn Maail is the lab manager of Web Foundation’s Open Data Lab Jakarta. He joined the Open Data Lab Jakarta in April 2015 as a research manager and then took on the leadership of the lab in early 2018. Prior to joining the lab, he worked for the telecom industry for over ten years, specialising in the second-generation (2G) and third-generation (3G) mobile network planning and optimization.
His current works focus on Open Government Data as a key resource for digital innovation to improve citizen-government collaboration in a smart and inclusive government. As a trained qualitative researcher, he has managed several high-profile innovations and research projects in the topic of open data, Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-enabled-citizen participation, and smart government in Indonesia and the Asia Pacific region. He has built working experience with key national government agencies, local governments, private companies and various civil society organizations in Indonesia and globally. Glenn has published widely and has spoken in various international forums on the above topics. His recent publication is included in an edited volume entitled “Innovative ICT-enabled Services and Social Inclusion” (Routledge,UK).
Glenn holds a bachelor’s degree in telecommunication engineering from Sekolah Tinggi Teknologi Telkom. He also holds a master’s degree in Digital Communication Systems and Technology from the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, and a Doctorate in Engineering (Information Systems) from the University of Melbourne in Australia wherein he did his Doctoral Research on the field of “ICT for Development”.​