KPPOD (Komite Pemantauan Pelaksanaan Otonomi Daerah/Regional Autonomy Watch), which is existing all along with the age of otda, is seeking to realize its vision of partaking in the creation of conducive business climate in the era of autonomy through various activities. As one of its annual activity, KPPOD conducted a “Rating on Investment Attractiveness of Regencies/Cities for Year 2004” covering 161 Regencies and 53 Cities in Indonesia. The study is the fourth rating; the first was in 2001 covering 90 Regencies/Cities, the second was in 2002 with 134 Regencies/Cities, while the third was in 2003 with 200 Regencies/Cities.
Apart from being a reference for business players in weighing investment decision, said activity is intended to induce healthy competition among autonomous regions in facilitating economic activities. Likewise, the activity is expected to become one of the means to assist principal parties to evaluate the otda, the program that is on-going and will continue to go on.