Regional Education Balance (NPD) is an information platform about the portrait of educational performance in an area that can be accessed by all education stakeholders. Data contained in NPD include education budget, human development index, teacher conditions, facilities and infrastructure, achievement of learning outcomes, accreditation and education and cultural statistics. NPD covers 34 provinces and 514 districts / cities throughout Indonesia and is available online in the last 4 years (2015 bd. 2018). NPD was launched and was introduced for the first time officially by the Minister of Education at the National Education and Culture Consultation on February 21, 2016. The data included in the NPD was sourced from the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS), National School-Madrasah Accreditation Body (BAN SM ), and internal data from the Ministry of Education and Culture.
The purpose of the NPD page can be accessed by anyone so that it can be used
1. As a tool to improve the quality of public services;
2. As a measure both by the Central and Regional Governments in formulating policies;
3. As a measure to measure the commitment of the Region in allocating the Regional Budget for the education sector.
The use of NPD is expected to realize
1. The community becomes part of the supervision of education in Indonesia in general and the regions in particular;
2. There is a synchronization of policies between the Center and the Region with a uniform measuring instrument as a benchmark;
3. Regions allocate APBD for education as stipulated in legislation, which is at least 20%.
The content contained in NPD of each region is the following indicators:
a) Education budget posture, namely the amount of Regional / National Revenue and Expenditure Budget (APBD / APBN), education affairs budget (balance funds and regional contribution), trend of budget allocation, details of education balance funds, details of government assistance from the APBN and budget comparison education affairs.
b) Indicators of human resource development, namely the human development index (HDI), school length expectations (HLS), average school years (RLS), gross / pure enrollment rates (APK / APM).
c) Statistical data and the ratio of education and culture
d) Teacher conditions, namely teacher qualifications, teacher certification, and teachers according to age.
e) School accreditation and PAUD and PNF accreditation
f) Facilities and infrastructure, namely the condition of the classroom.
g) Assessment of educational outcomes, namely the results of national examinations, national examination integrity index (IIUN) and percentage of UNBK implementation.
h) Government intervention, namely the Smart Indonesia Program
Through the NPD page, users can view and download all NPD data. In addition, users can compare each indicator to a maximum of 6 regions.