Journal of Governance and Accountability Studies

The Journal of Governance and Accountability Studies (JGAS) is an online peer-reviewed, open access scholarly journal, which publishes critical and original analysis from researchers and academic practitioners on various social, political and government issues. JGAS welcomes high-quality manuscripts covering original research articles, review articles, book reviews, case reports, and discussions aimed at advancing both theoretical and practical development on areas of governance and accountability issues.

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The Journal of Governance and Accountability Studies (JGAS) is an online peer-reviewed, open access scholarly journal, which publishes critical and original analysis from researchers and academic practitioners on various social, political and government issues. JGAS welcomes high-quality manuscripts covering original research articles, review articles, book reviews, case reports, and discussions aimed at advancing both theoretical and practical development on areas of governance and accountability issues.

Published
2024-05-29

Articles

Adopting an enterprise resource planning system in village government

Purpose: The obligation of the Village Government to realize accountability and transparency of rural funds "forced" the village to use the ERP system. This study investigates the characteristics of technologies, individuals, and organizations that influence user decisions to adopt systems that will impact their performance. Research methodology: The technology acceptance model (TAM) was used to understand the factors that influence the adoption of the system and its impact on user performance. Data obtained from 72 users spread in Lampung Province. Results: The results showed that the compatibility of the system significantly influence the perceived usefulness. Facilitating conditions has a significant effect on perceived ease of use. Perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use has positive effect on symbolic adoption. Symbolic adoption significantly affects the user’s performance positively. Implementation: The implementation of this study involves a mixed-methods approach, including a survey and interviews with users and stakeholders, as well as a case study analysis of successful ERP implementations in village governments. Contribution: The contribution of this research is the identification of factors that contribute to successful ERP implementation in village governments, which can inform future adoption decisions and improve user performance.

Policy to replace electronic card into population digital in South Lampung Regency

Purpose: The aim of this research is to determine the need to implement a policy of replacing E-KTP with Digital Population Identity (IKD) in South Lampung Regency and to determine the implementation of a policy of replacing E-KTP with Digital Population Identity (IKD) in South Lampung Regency. Research methodology: This study employs a normative empirical method using a descriptive analysis approach. Secondary data were acquired through meticulous literature review and subjected to qualitative analysis. Rigorous literature selection ensured data validity. The outcomes of the analysis served as the basis for accurate conclusions within the research. Results: The research results show that changing KTP-e to IKD needs to be done because of the implementation of Permendagri No. 72 of 2022 concerning Standards and Specifications for Hardware, Software and Digital Identity Card Blanks. This was implemented because the e-KTP was no longer in line with the dynamics of the need for population administration services supported by a digital system. Limitations: The implementation of changing e-KTPs to IKDs in the South Lampung Regency has not been optimal, because the acquisition of IKD activations has only reached 14.04% of the number of existing villages and sub-districts. In practice, any service still requires a physical KTP. Contribution: This research explains that IKD is a solution to the problem of the scarcity of e-KTP blanks, which has always been an obstacle in implementing e-KTP because of the relatively high demand for recording and printing identity cards.

Government size and digital inequality in Indonesia

Purpose: This study analyzed the impact of government size in the field of infrastructure on digital inequality in Indonesia. Method: This study uses panel data analysis with the CEM, FEM, and REM approaches using research samples from the Central Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Finance, and International Telecommunication Union in Indonesia. Results: The results of this study indicate that government-sized infrastructure has a negative and significant effect on the ICT Index, while the square government-sized infrastructure/infrastructure expenditure optimization effect has a positive and significant impact on the ICT Index, and the implementation of the infrastructure budget supports digital equity; therefore, it is necessary to have an equal distribution of infrastructure in all corners in order to proportionally increase the allocation of the infrastructure budget. This means that the size of the government is still too small to equalize the increase in the ICT development index. Based on the government size threshold, the average for each province in Indonesia reached 68 percent. Limitations: This study was limited to the national level of each region in Indonesia. Contributions: This study aims to serve as a reference for government considerations in strategic policies related to infrastructure spending and issues of the technology change strategy.

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