Indonesia : Implementing National Policies in a Decentralized Context: Special Purpose Programs to Protect the Poor

Author/Editor:

Ehtisham Ahmad ; Luc E. Leruth

Publication Date:

June 1, 2000

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

In the context of continuing adjustments in the economy, the Government of Indonesia proposes to bring energy prices closer to long run marginal cost, while adequately compensating the poor. We focus on the constraints on central government policy objectives towards the poor as decentralization takes effect. However, local governments currently lack credible social protection instruments and their objectives usually do not match those of the center, which imposes constraints on program designs. We discuss the suitability of a number of safety net mechanisms in a decentralized context and draw policy implications.

Series:

Working Paper No. 00/102

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 1, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451852608/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1022000

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

29

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