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Decentralization and good governance: The case of Indonesia

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Indonesia began a process of rapid government decentralization in 1999 from a formerly strong centralized government structure. I review the history of decentralization in Indonesia and assess how Indonesia has fared in pursuing a decentralization policy since 1999. I illustrate how Indonesia meets several criteria of successful decentralization and how it is fails the criteria in principle in other areas. Finally, I indicate the likely future challenges faced by Indonesia as it implements decentralization and provide some recommendations to improve the ongoing decentralization process.

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  • Green, Keith, 2005. "Decentralization and good governance: The case of Indonesia," MPRA Paper 18097, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Sumarto, Sudarno & Vothknecht, Marc & Wijaya, Laura, 2014. "Explaining the Regional Heterogeneity of Poverty: Evidence from Decentralized Indonesia," MPRA Paper 57823, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    government; decentralization; Indonesia;

    JEL classification:

    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government

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