Posts By Neil McCulloch

In The News

In Indonesia: Which Local Governments Govern Best?

July 23, 2008

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, […]

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In The News

In Indonesia: Keeping Trucks Moving

April 23, 2008

In Indonesia, we’ve all heard stories about trucks being stopped by police, thugs and sometimes government officials, extracting payments, but it was hard to know the extent of the problem, exactly how much was being paid, to whom and where. The only way to do that was to ride some trucks.

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Notes from the Field

From Indonesia: Mass Licensing Event Registers Thousands of Small Businesses

April 23, 2008

More than 12 licenses must be obtained just to start a business in Indonesia. A study by The Asia Foundation in five districts in Indonesia shows that the time needed to obtain just a business registration, trade license, and a nuisance permit (all basic business licenses), has reached 107 days, at a cost of 931,00 […]

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