Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Conference of Asian Association for Public Administration: "Reinventing Public Administration in a Globalized World: A Non-Western Perspective" (AAPA 2018)

Developing The Good Local Governance: Mtyh, Reality, Or Prospect? (Case Of The Implementation For Sound Pro-Poor Program Of Community Empowerment In Indonesia)

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Djonet Santoso
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Djonet Santoso
Available Online March 2018.
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Keywords
good governance, local government, poverty alleviation
Abstract
 In effort to embody the good governance, the Indonesian government seeks to implement from national to local government level. The National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM) as a poverty alleviation program is targeted by the central government to simultaneously reduce poverty and also to practice good governance at local level. The objective of this empowerment program is to unify the three elements consist of the people, private sector, and government, in implementing the sound pro-poor programs, especially at the local level. However, this nationally initiated program is implemented in all provinces with centralized administrative control. The long journey for implementing the good local governance in fact has faced so many constraints and challenges. Two questions are unfolded; 1) Are the centralized administrative controls tend to be inimical for the effort to implement the good governance? 2) Has the development for good local governance succeeded after the empowerment program has been implemented for more than 10 years? This paper will uncover the practices of good local governance in implementing the National Program for Community Empowerment. Also presented in this paper the conflicting concept of decentralization, local administration, and local empowerment in realizing the concept of good local governance. 
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