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In Indonesia: Which Local Governments Govern Best?

July 23, 2008

By Neil McCulloch

Which local governments govern best? That is the central question addressed by the Local Economic Governance report launched on Tuesday by KPPOD (Regional Autonomy Watch) and The Asia Foundation. The report ranks 243 districts across Indonesia on the quality of their local economic governance based on a survey of over 12,000 businesses in 15 provinces, one of the largest surveys of its kind in the world. It provides the most comprehensive picture yet of the successes, and failures, of regional autonomy. Read more in the The Jakarta Post.

Neil McCulloch is the Director for Economic Programs at The Asia Foundation in Jakarta. The above is an excerpt and link to the full article in The Jakarta Post.

Related locations: Indonesia
Related topics: Economic Governance Indices

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