Community Participation in Rural Development

Sutiyo, Sutiyo and Maharjan, Keshav Lall (2017) Community Participation in Rural Development. In: Decentralization and Rural Development in Indonesia. Springer, Singapore, pp. 125-138. ISBN 978-981-10-3207-3

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Designed to promote community participation, decentralization aims to replace the state led rural development previously applied. However, after the authorities were transferred, the question remains whether the system can truly facilitate community participation. Some locally made regulations have deviated from spirit of participatory development mandated by national regulations. The non-existence of guidelines on how to involve the community in decision making has resulted in the differences of types of planning meetings. Some villages apply open meetings, while others apply representative meetings. In implementation, community involvement is prominent, yet the system cannot fully abolish the practice of coercive mobilization of local resources. In the evaluation stage, the community is not involved much in evaluating projects and its accountability is weak. The community has no power to access budget reports and to hold the village government accountable. The village head is still orienting its accountability to the district government.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community Participation; Village Decision Making; Resource Mobilization; Program Evaluation; Rural Development; Decentralization
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 02:39
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2018 02:39

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