President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono enacted Law No. 6/2014 on Village (UU Desa) as the legal basis for actions done in the name of improving economic conditions in villages. But SBY did not have the chance to come up with the Law’s implementing regulation, and so the task was left in the hands of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who then issued Government Regulation (PP) No. 43/2014 on the Implementation of UU Desa and PP No. 60/2014 on the so-called Village Funds (Dana Desa). The latter is one of the most important components of UU Desa as it carries with it immense political consequences.To subscribe please click here