Decentralization: Potential and Challenges for Rural Development

Sutiyo, Sutiyo and Maharjan, Keshav Lall (2017) Decentralization: Potential and Challenges for Rural Development. In: Decentralization and Rural Development in Indonesia. Springer, Singapore, pp. 13-26. ISBN 978-981-10-3207-3

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Despite arguments that decentralization creates successful rural development, studies in many countries find that the adoption of decentralization does not always make rural development more effective. While decentralization theoretically offers substantial opportunities for successful rural development, all too often the implementation is ham-pered by various challenges depending on the specific characteristic of a country and local-ity. This chapter deals with this challenging issue, which is to identify the potentialities and challenges brought by decentralization for rural development. Through literature reviews, this chapter suggests that countries applying decentralization and expecting the benefits in rural development pay attention to several factors: formulation of the local budget, social capital, local capacity and community participation.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Part of this chapter has been published as academic article in Sutiyo (2013), Decentralization: Potentiality and Challenge for Rural Development, Journal of International Development and Cooperation, Vol. 20(3), pp. 1–8. This is a thoroughly revised and rewritten version of the earlier article.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Decentralization; Political Decentralization; Fiscal Decentralization; Administrative Decentralization; Potentiality; Challenge; Rural Development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Divisions: Faculty of Politics and Government > Community Economic and Rural Development
Depositing User: Ph.D Sutiyo Sutiyo
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2018 02:57
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2018 02:57

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