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Change And Continuity In Indonesia'S New Fiscal Decentralisation Arrangements


  • George Fane


The changes in grant allocation among regions have been less revolutionary than the 1999 decentralisation legislation envisaged because the resource-rich regions were able to force the government to modify the proposed fiscal gap formula for allocating general purpose grants so as to put more weight on the status quo. Partly for this reason, and partly because no major tax was decentralised, there has not been much increase in autonomy for the regions that have few natural resources. In addition, it is argued here that the procedures for grant allocation in 2002 created incentives for regional fragmentation and did not take account of poverty in an appropriate way.

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  • George Fane, 2003. "Change And Continuity In Indonesia'S New Fiscal Decentralisation Arrangements," Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(2), pages 159-176.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:bindes:v:39:y:2003:i:2:p:159-176
    DOI: 10.1080/00074910302012

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    1. Primandita Fitriandi & Makoto Kakinaka & Koji Kotani, 2014. "Foreign direct investment and infrastructure development in Indonesia: Evidence from province level data," Asian Journal of Empirical Research, Asian Economic and Social Society, vol. 4(1), pages 79-94, January.
    2. Ross Mcleod, 2005. "The struggle to regain effective government under democracy in Indonesia," Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 41(3), pages 367-386.
    3. Green, Keith, 2005. "Decentralization and good governance: The case of Indonesia," MPRA Paper 18097, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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