ERIC Number: ED430117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb-26
Reference Count: N/A
Dikmas KBU Program Summary Evaluation: An Evaluation of Non-formal Education and the Development of Microenterprises in Indonesia.
Moore, Richard W.
The Small Business Learning Group Program, which is known by its Indonesian initials KBU (Kegiatau Belajor Usala), was undertaken as part of the Indonesian Third Nonformal Education Project. The KBU program was designed to promote local development of microenterprises through nonformal education. The KBU program's impact was assessed in a comprehensive summary evaluation during which data were collected regarding 57 KBU groups in 8 provinces. Data were collected through field visits to the KBU sites and surveys of KBU staff and consultants. As of fiscal year 1997-1998, 1,500 KBU groups had been formed in 18 Indonesian provinces under the tryout system. Of the KBU participants, 75% were women and 67% were between the ages of 12 and 20 years. The program was credited with doing a much better job of reaching poor women than its predecessors did. The most common type of product produced by the microenterprises resulting from the program was snack food sold in local markets, door to door, or in small retail outlets. Of the KBU participants, 58% had dropped out of elementary or secondary school. (Appended are the following: field notes, field interview guides, and consultant survey questionnaire.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Literacy Education, Nonformal Education, Outcomes of Education, Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Small Businesses, Womens Education, Young Adults
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ministry of Education and Culture (Indonesia).
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Northridge.
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia