Participatory Budgeting: Between Procedures and Realities

Sutiyo, Sutiyo and Maharjan, Keshav Lall (2017) Participatory Budgeting: Between Procedures and Realities. In: Decentralization and Rural Development in Indonesia. Springer, Singapore, pp. 77-88. ISBN 978-981-10-3207-3

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The participatory budgeting established in Indonesia after decentralization provides the community an opportunity to participate in local budgeting. While the meetings and public hearing are procedurally seen as good enough for accommodating community proposals, the result is perceived as far from being participative and accommodating. The low willingness of district governments to share budget information has hindered public participation. The non-existence of clear procedures to screen village proposals and the low capacity of district councils make the selection of village proposals not based on scale of priorities. Participatory budgeting just becomes a formality where rural residents still cannot influence budgetary decision making.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fiscal Decentralization; Participatory Budgeting; Musrenbang; Public Hearing; Rural Development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Politics and Government > Community Economic and Rural Development
Depositing User: Ph.D Sutiyo Sutiyo
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2018 02:59
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2018 02:59

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