Oxfam highlights The Asia Foundation’s Latest Occasional Paper on Working Politically in Indonesia

August 12, 2011 — A post on Oxfam International’s From Poverty to Power blog features the findings in The Asia Foundation’s Occasional Paper, “How Civil Society Organizations Work Politically to Promote Pro-Poor Policies in Decentralized Indonesian Cities.” The author, Duncan Green, highlights key findings from the paper, such as the willingness of NGOs to work with non-traditional religious partners; the close attention to individuals and relationships, using both formal and informal channels of contact to cultivate allies within the bureaucracy; and the importance of legal capacity, especially in drafting municipal legislation to lock in reforms and galvanize the bureaucracy. Read the full article: “Making a difference in Indonesian cities – new research on NGO advocacy.”

Related locations: Indonesia
Related programs: Law and Justice, Strengthen Governance