Several measures underlying the creation of an environment that empowers Civil Society Organizations (CSO) that have been initiated by the Government of Indonesia include:
1. Law 17 of 2013 on Civil Society Organizations;
2. Government Regulation in Lieu of Law 2 of 2017 on Amendments to Law 17 of 2013 on Civil Society Organizations;
3. Law 16 of 2001 on Foundations; and
4. Law 28 of 2004 on Amendments to Law 16 of 2001 on Foundations.
Per Law 17 of 2013 on Civil Society Organizations, partially amended through Government Regulation in Lieu of Law 2 of 2017 on Amendments to Law 17 of 2013 on Civil Society Organizations, Indonesia recognizes two forms of social organization, namely the Foundation and the Union. Every CSO in Indonesia can choose one of the two forms following the characteristics of the activities and governance of each CSO.
In general, policies and measures that support the creation of an environment that empowers CSOs are intended to contribute to the following achievements of the National Strategy for Culture (see Goal 1, Main Policies and Measures that Contain Strategies and Frameworks for the Development of an Integrated Cultural and Creative Economy Sector):
1. Strengthen the role of the government as facilitator in the advancement of culture (Agenda 7).
1. 377 Regencies/Municipalities have drafted the Regency/Municipal Cultural white Papers;
2. 34 Provinces have drafted the Provincial Cultural white Papers; and
3. The 2018 Indonesian Culture Congress has formulated the National Strategy for Culture.