Author(s): Safri, Abdul Hakim, Bambang Santoso Haryono
Objective of this research is to describe and analyze relation of actors in National Budget policy making process at the People’s Representative Council of the Republic of Indonesia. Method of this research is qualitative approach, which is aimed to provide description and analysis about political process realities at People’s Representative Council during National Budgetpolicy making process. Results of research show that there are two type of actorsinvolved in National Budget policy making process, namely government actors and council actors. Government actors are Fiscal Analysis Agency, which is responsible to the Minister of Finance and making reports about items such as fiscal and macroeconomic trends in the last two years, fiscal performance estimation for the current budget year. Council actors include: Fractions at the People’s Council; Budget Agency for the People’s Council that will held several work meetings with Government (Minister of Finance/Minister of National Development Planning) and Governor of Bank Indonesia; Formulator Team for National Budget Draft; Commission VII and Commission XI. This research attempts to produce comprehensive explanations and interpretations about actors and their role and relation in National Budget policy making process, and also about role of mass media in socializing this process and making it more transparent.