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How Should Revenues From Natural Resources Be Shared?

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Few policy analysts or politicians believe that there should be no natural resource revenue sharing. The question is, “how large a share?” The objective in this paper is to evaluate the system of sharing natural resource revenue in Indonesia against the criteria that are most often discussed in international forums. The paper has three parts. First, we examine the importance of the issue and try and place the practice in Indonesia in some comparative perspective. Second, we argue the case for and against decentralization of revenues raised from natural resources and consider the constraints to such a decentralization policy. Third, we examine the reform options in terms of the specific fiscal instruments that might be used. This research is exploratory and does not delve into the detail of the complicated system of mineral taxation and of the present system of natural resource revenue sharing in Indonesia.

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Paper provided by International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University in its series International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU with number paper0214.

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Length: 58 pages
Date of creation: 01 May 2002
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Handle: RePEc:ays:ispwps:paper0214

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Keywords: Indonesia; revenue sharing;

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Cited by:
  1. Roy Bahl & Musharraf Cyan, 2009. "Local Government Taxation in Pakistan," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper0909, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
  2. Jorge Martinez-Vazquez & Cristian Sepúlveda, 2008. "The Municipal Transfer System in Nicaragua: Evaluation and Proposals for Reform," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper0801, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
  3. World Bank, 2003. "Decentralizing Indonesia : A Regional Public Expenditure Review Overview Report," World Bank Other Operational Studies 14632, The World Bank.
  4. Hofman, Bert & Kadjatmiko & Kaiser, Kai & Suharnoko Sjahrir, Bambang, 2006. "Evaluating fiscal equalization in Indonesia," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3911, The World Bank.
  5. Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, 2007. "Revenue Assignments in the Practice of Fiscal Decentralization," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper0709, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.

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