Cross-Sector Collaboration in Implementing Covid-19 Management Policy in Takalar Regency


COVID-19 is of particular concern to every country to solve the problem. This study aims to analyze policies for handling the COVID-19 pandemic in Takalar Regency using a cross-sector collaboration approach. This research uses a qualitative approach. The research informants consisted of various stakeholders involved in handling the COVID-19 pandemic in Takalar Regency. Data collection was carried out by observation, in-depth interviews, FGDs, and documentation. Data analysis was carried out using Nvivo-12. The results showed that the inter-actor agreement was designed by forming a Covid-19 task force team involving cross-sectoral stakeholders. Building Leadership shows that collaborative leaders are committed to addressing pandemic issues with policy and budget support. Building legitimacy has been done well, although technical problems still exist in the implementation of programs and activities to handle the Covid-19 pandemic. Building trust among cross-sector stakeholders is going well where they trust each other’s ability to carry out their assigned responsibilities. No conflict was found between stakeholders who are members of the COVID-19 task force.

Keywords: Cross-Sector collaboration, Policy Implementation, Pandemic of Covid-19

[1] Ansell C, Gash A, Ansel, Gash. Collaborative governance in theory and practice. J Public Adm Res Theory. 2008;18(4):543–71.

[2] Bryson, Barbara, Melisa. “The Design and Implementation of Cross sector collaborations: propositions from the Literature,”. Public Adm Rev. 2005;66:44–55.

[3] Choi. “E-Goverment and corruption: A Cross-Country Survey,”. World Political Science. 2018;10(2):217–36.

[4] Choi T, Robertson PJ, Robertson PJ. “Deliberation and decision in collaborative governance: A simulation of approaches to mitgate power imbalance,”. J Public Adm Res Theory. 2014;24(2):495–518.

[5] Osborne. The New Public Governance? Public Management Review, Taylor and Prancis Online, 2006.

[6] Provan KG, Kenis P. “Modes of network governance: Stucture, management, and effectiveness.” Journal of Public Administration Research adn Theory, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 229-252, 2008.

[7] Goggin ML, Bowman A, Lester J, O’toole L. Implementation Theory and practice toward a third generation. Illinois: Foresman and Company; 1990.

[8] Klijn EH. Networks as a perspective on policy abd implementation, Oxford: Handbook of Inter organizational relation, 2008.

[9] Mattessich P, Murray C, Monsey B. Wilder collaboration factors inventory. St. Paul Wilder Research; 2001.

[10] McCaskey BB. A contingency approach to planning: planning with goals and planning without goals. Acad Manage J. 1974;17(2):281–91.

[11] Islamy LS, Haning MT, Allonrante AI. The model of collaborative governance in tourism development at Buton district. Int J Acad Res Reflect; 2017.

[12] Reza A, Jihan AI, Haeruddin. “Implementation of Prevention and Control of Covid- 19 Infections at the Salewangang Hospital Maros Regency,”. Journal of Muslim Community Health. 2021;2(3).

[13] Kusuma ED. The Application of Sanctions for Violators of physical distancing and the use of masks based on guardianship stone number 78 of 2020. Dinamics: Scientific Journal of Legal Studies. 2021;27(6):876–89.

[14] Elgaputra E. “Implementation of Covid-19 Socialization in an effort to increase public awareness of Health protocols in the City of Jakarta,” Journal of Public Service, 2020.

[15] Suyandari WD. The Effectiveness of Large-Scale Social Restriction Policies During the 2019 Corona Virus Pandemic by the Goverment in accordance with the mandate of the 1945 constitution of Republic of Indonesia and PP No. 21 of 2020. Indonesia Research Journal; 2021.

[16] Suksmonohadi M, Indira D. Policies for Handling the Covid-19 Pandemic. Financial Economic Development and Intenational Cooperation; 2020.