Improving educational quality through enhancing community participation : results from a randomised field experiment in Indonesia

Abstract: The effect of four approaches to strengthening school committees and subsequently improving learning outcomes in public primary schools in Indonesia was evaluated. Linkage (= facilitated collaboration between the school committee and the village council) was found to be the most cost effective. Author(s): Pradhan, Menno Source(s): , 48 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2011…

Donor program harmonization, aid effectiveness and decentralized governance

Abstract: The case studies from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, and Uganda provide examples of donor harmonization (and the lack thereof) and review the obstacles to harmonization and alignment faced by the development partners working in these specific country contexts. Author(s): Smoke, Paul; Winters, Matthew S. Source(s): , Local governance & decentralisation 23 p…

Improving the implementation of health workforce policies through governance : a review of case studies

Abstract: A study of 4 governance dimensions (including performance, which has an important decentralization component) on human resources for health (HRH) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Governance to improve HRH must be viewed as inseparable from the wider health system and state governance. Author(s): Dieleman, Maria Areke; Shaw, Daniel M.P.; Zwanikken, Prisca Source(s): ,…

Decentralization and economic performance in Indonesia

Abstract: Decentralized government in Indonesia has not had a positive effect on national economic performance as a result of extreme heterogeneity in endowments, factor immobility, and the endogenous deterioration of local governance institutions. No negative effect was found, either. Author(s): Pepinsky, Thomas B.; Wihardja, Maria M. Source(s): , 38 p., ill., graphs, tabs new version…

Empowering Indonesian communities through direct participation in developing infrastructure and services

Abstract: The National Program for Community Empowerment encourages local communities to participate in the planning process; provides financial support to the communities for poverty alleviation; and enhances the partnership of central and local governments to best provide services where most needed. Author(s): World Bank Source(s): , IBRD results 6 p., ill IBRD results Published: 2010…

Local governments and disaster risk reduction : good practices and lessons learned : a contribution to the Making cities resilient campaign

Abstract: Good practices and lessons learned by local governments in disaster risk reduction were compiled to showcase the essential roles played by local and regional authorities in addressing disaster risks at sub-national and local levels, but also the challenges and constraints to scale-up these efforts. Author(s): Source(s): , xiii, 69 p., ill., tabs Published: 2010…

Building trust in government : innovations in governance reform in Asia

Abstract: Within the framework of democratic governance, decentralization and local autonomy are crucial in fostering more participatory governance and enhancing trust in government. Decentralization contributes to the empowerment of local communities and trust in government at all levels. Author(s): Cheema, G. Shabbir; Popovski, Vesselin Source(s): , Trends and innovations in governance series xv, 260 p.,…

Evaluating agricultural policies of local governments in Indonesia after the implementation of regional autonomy by principal component analysis : full length research paper

Abstract: The quality of agricultural policies in the local governments in Indonesia after the establishment of regional autonomy in 2001 is evaluated, using a list of 31 standard intervention options. A considerable funding disparity between Java and less developed regions was observed. Author(s): Sugino, Tomohide Source(s): , Journal of development and agricultural economics; Vol. 2,…