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The Dynamics of Decentralization in the Forestry Sector in South Sulawesi: The History, Realities and Challenges of Decentralized Governance

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dc.contributor.author Ngakan, Putu Oka
dc.contributor.author Achmad, Amran
dc.contributor.author Wiliam, Dede
dc.contributor.author Lahae, Kahar
dc.contributor.author Tako, Achmad
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-27T18:06:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-27T18:06:52Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8347
dc.description.abstract "Having broken away from Luwu District in 2001, the Luwu Utara District Government has faced many problems in its three years of implementing decentralization. The obstacles to implementing decentralization were due mainly to the inconsistency of national laws and regulations, unclear division of responsibility and authority between district, provincial and central governments, an unfair balancing mechanism for reforestation funds between producing and non-producing districts, increased claims of tenure by local communities, low levels of public participation in decision-making processes and a lack of spatial planning at the district level. By using an inclusive decision-making process for the research process, this study helped the district government and local communities to look at underlying causes of problems in implementing forestry sector decentralization in their areas and to find alternative solutions to these problems. As a result, the district Forestry Office has undertaken many activities in direct response to the outcomes of this research project, such as a social forestry programme for local forest-dependent communities and the adoption of more inclusive processes for district forestry planning. There have also been changes in attitudes to customary rights over natural resources, and the provision of technical assistance and capacity building for rural forest dependent farmers. The study concludes that the framework for forestry decentralization needs to be reformed to promote better and more accountable forest management, at the regional and central levels, and to give the district governments more room to manage their own resources in the interests of the poorest forest-dependent people in their areas." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Case Studies on Decentralization and Forests in Indonesia, no. 11 en_US
dc.subject decentralization en_US
dc.subject local governance and politics en_US
dc.subject community forestry en_US
dc.subject customary law en_US
dc.subject property rights en_US
dc.subject forest management en_US
dc.title The Dynamics of Decentralization in the Forestry Sector in South Sulawesi: The History, Realities and Challenges of Decentralized Governance en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor Barat, Indonesia en_US
dc.coverage.region Pacific and Australia en_US
dc.coverage.country Indonesia en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US

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