Dinner Speech - Günther Schulze: The Effect of Indonesia's Decentralization and Democratization on Local Governance and Local Public Services
Jul 01, 2015
from 07:30 PM to 08:00 PM
|Where||FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, Seminar Room|
|Contact Name||Nikolaus Binder|
|Contact Phone||+49 (0)761 203-97398|
nach Einladung / by invitation
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Indonesia implemented a profound decentralization reform in 2001, which was coupled with stepwise democratization at the local level.
This lecture presents evidence on how these reforms have affected governance and public service delivery at the local level. We study input choices, governance quality and output changes on the level of districts and seek to analyze what the relevant patterns are. In particular we seek to understand whether decentralization and democratiozation have led to improvements in public service delivery levels overall and whether they have affected districts in systematically different ways. Have these reforms led to a divergence or convergence of public service levels across districts?