The Indonesia Governance Index: A Pioneering National Effort to Assess Governance

The Indonesia Governance Index (IGI) was created to comprehensively assess local governance and to advocate for good governance practices at the local level. The Index measures the performance of provincial-level governments based on 89 indicators and openly shares the information with Indonesian citizens. It publishes profiles of each province’s performance, rankings of provinces, and data…

Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia

On December 17, 1998, Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia (KPI) was founded by 75 women activists from different regions who advocated women’s rights in Indonesia. KPI is an organization of women who fight for justice and democracy and hold the values of equality, freedom, democracy, and independence. The aim of the organization is to bring about gender…

Family Planning – a Challenge to Decentralization

February 5, 2014 At today’s Family Planning 2020 stakeholder meeting, Prof. Fasli Jalal, head of the National Population and Family Planning Board, Indonesia, addressed his country’s strategy for addressing family planning in the context of a highly decentralized political system. Indonesia took the “big bang” approach to decentralization in 2000, devolving resources and decision-making authority…

The land governance assessment framework : identifying and monitoring good practice in the land sector

Abstract: The framework (LGAF) provides guidance to diagnose and benchmark land governance. If land institutions function properly, land taxation provides a simple yet efficient tool to increase effective decentralization and to foster local government accountability. Author(s): Deininger, Klaus W.; Selod, Harris; Burns, Anthony F. Source(s): , Agriculture and rural development xvi, 147 p., ill., tabs…

Agricultural commodities that respect land rights and food security : how to include land governance issues in sustainable commodity standards?

Abstract: The private sector has clear responsibilities for respecting land rights, including companies involved in investment, production and in the supply chain. The article uses case histories from Indonesia (palm oil) and Uganda to show how sustainable commodity standards may trigger that responsibility. Author(s): Man, Reinier De Source(s): , 29 p. Published: 2012 World bank,…

The political economy of deforestation in the tropics

Abstract: Often, most logging involves some illegal action. A survey across eight years of institutional change in post-Soeharto Indonesia illustrate how incentives faced by local government officials affect deforestation, and provide an example of how standard economic theories can explain illegal behavior. Author(s): Burgess, Robin Source(s): , [Economic organisation and public policy discussion papers; 37]…