The character of school governance in South Sumatera, Indonesia

Abstract: The effect of education decentralization on school governance was examined in South Sumatra, Indonesia. The study found that there is virtually no school governance. The schools were still dominated by state actors such as school managers and teachers, who remain in a position of authority. Author(s): Alamsyah, Alamsyah; Mardianto, Mardianto Source(s): , Journal of…

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]…

The application of public asset management in Indonesian local government : a case study in south Sulawesi province

Abstract: The problems faced by local government in applying a public asset management framework were examined, using a case from South Sulawesi, Indonesia. They include the absence of an institutional and legal framework, the non-profit principle of public assets, and the non-availability of data. Author(s): Hanis, Muhammad Hasbi; Trigunarsyah, Bambang; Susilawati, Connie Source(s): , Journal…

Community-driven development in post-conflict and conflict-affected areas : experiences from east Asia : background paper for the 2011 World development report

Abstract: This paper provides a framework for assessing the impacts of (Community-Driven Development) CDD projects in post-conflict and conflict-affected areas. A major set of challenges relates to the impact of violent conflict on the capacity and legitimacy of institutions at multiple levels. Author(s): Barron, Patrick Source(s): , Discussion papers / World bank vi, 31 p.,…