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  • Ehtisham Ahmad
  • Luc E. Leruth
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    In the context of continuing adjustments in the economy, the Government of Indonesia proposes to bring energy prices closer to long run marginal cost, while adequately compensating the poor. We focus on the constraints on central government policy objectives towards the poor as decentralization takes effect. However, local governments currently lack credible social protection instruments and their objectives usually do not match those of the center, which imposes constraints on program designs. We discuss the suitability of a number of safety net mechanisms in a decentralized context and draw policy implications.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 00/102.

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    Length: 29
    Date of creation: 01 Jun 2000
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:00/102

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    Keywords: Social safety nets; Energy prices; compensation; subsidy; safety net; compensation scheme; subsidies; benefits; compensation program; safety nets; social safety net; salaries; rice subsidy; price subsidy; oil subsidy; safety net mechanisms; wage; worker; social safety net programs; subsidizing;

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    Cited by:
    1. Chandra Prakash Bhambhri & Parkash Chander, 2001. "Subsidy Reforms and Poverty Alleviation," IMF Working Papers 01/126, International Monetary Fund.
    2. Benedict J. Clements & Sanjeev Gupta & Hong-Sang Jung, 2003. "Real and Distributive Effects of Petroleum Price Liberalization," IMF Working Papers 03/204, International Monetary Fund.
    3. Margaret Grosh & Carlo del Ninno & Emil Tesliuc & Azedine Ouerghi, 2008. "For Protection and Promotion : The Design and Implementation of Effective Safety Nets," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 6582, October.
    4. World Bank, 2010. "Egypt, Arab Republic of - Food Subsidies : Benefit Incidence and Leakages," World Bank Other Operational Studies 2913, The World Bank.

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