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Understanding the Success of an Environmental Policy: The case of the 1989-1999 Integrated Pest Management Program in Indonesia

  • Budy P Resosudarmo

The fact that most environmental degradation occurs in developing countries shows that they face difficulties in implementing environmental policies. It is hence extremely valuable to take lessons from any instances of the successful implementation of an environmental policy in a developing country. This paper aims to show, from a political economy perspective, why the 1989–1999 Integrated Pest Management program, is an environmentally-friendly policy, worked in Indonesia. It concludes that the requisite conditions included strong national political support, thorough local research linked to international support, appropriate mechanisms to implement the policy, and direct benefit to local people.

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Paper provided by The Australian National University, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics in its series Departmental Working Papers with number 2010-09.

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Length: 51 pages
Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:pas:papers:2010-09
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