Green, Keith (2005): 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.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Decentralization and good governance: The case of Indonesia|
|Keywords:||government; decentralization; Indonesia|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H1 - Structure and Scope of Government > H11 - Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government|
|Depositing User:||Keith Green|
|Date Deposited:||26. Oct 2009 14:02|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 03:49|
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