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In this time of great economic, political and ecological uncertainty in Indonesia, regional autonomy is just one of the big question marks hanging over the country's future
August 14, 2000
In Indonesia, regional autonomy (otonomi daerah, or "Otda") is a loose term used by government ministers and the media usually to describe transfer of authority and functions from central to regional government, as set out in Law No 22 of 1999.
August 14, 2000
How far will local democracy be capable of counteracting the negative influences of the military, the economic crisis, the untrustworthy judiciary and endemic corruption?
August 14, 2000
Another major obstacle to the sustainable management of natural resources is the continuing prominence of the military in many regions.
August 14, 2000
The idea of devolving authority to regional centres has been around for a long time.....
August 14, 2000
The response to regional autonomy by Indonesia's main creditors has been mixed:
August 14, 2000
The Wahid government's emphasis on foreign investment prioritises the needs of multinational companies over sustainable, community based natural resource management
August 14, 2000