The role of regional government in poverty reduction in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

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Ali, Muhammad (2013) The role of regional government in poverty reduction in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. PhD thesis, Victoria University.


East Kalimantan is a province of paradox. It has considerable economic potential, measured in terms of abundant endowments of natural resources. And yet it lacks infrastructure and has poor human resources, factors which condemn much of the population to live in poverty. Regional autonomy, implemented since 2001, has provided more political power and fiscal capacity to the region, and therefore it has been expected to give more opportunity for regional governments to accelerate regional development and bring their people to greater prosperity. However, East Kalimantan still harbors high levels of poverty. This study examines the extent to which regional governments use their authority, greatly expanded under regional autonomy laws, to address poverty issues in the province.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Historical > FOR Classification > 1606 Political Science
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Keywords poverty mitigation, local governments, poor, economic development, regional development, government policy, administration, political instability, decentralisation, regional autonomy, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
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