Policy Options for Decentralization and Rural Development in Indonesia

Sutiyo, Sutiyo and Maharjan, Keshav Lall Policy Options for Decentralization and Rural Development in Indonesia. In: Decentralization and Rural Development in Indonesia. Springer, Singapore, pp. 151-157. ISBN 978-981-10-3207-3

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Decentralization in Indonesia has several potential benefits, which include the strong social capital within the rural community, the good individual capacity of village officers and the functioning rural community leaders. At the same time, decentralization has challenges including the low political commitment of the district government in prioritizing rural development in the local budget, the low efficiency of district agencies, the low capacity of district council for analyzing the budget, the inconsistency of local implementing regulations in defining decentralization and establishing a participatory mechanism, the tradition of formalization within the village government, and the problematic capacity realization of village government due to lack of motivation, incentives and coordination. Thus, to improve decentralization, the government of Indonesia should strengthen legislation on decentralization, deliver capacity development to rural institutions, and institutionalize participation of rural community, especially the poor, in rural development and poverty alleviation programs.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Policy Options; Decentralization; Rural Development; Institutionalization of Decentralization
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 02:38
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2018 02:38
URI: http://eprints.ipdn.ac.id/id/eprint/204

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