- Challenges and Scopes toward the decentralized regional Development Framework in Southeast Asian Countries    click here to open paper content94 kb
by    Shima, Norihisa & Kidokoro, Tetsuo & Onishi; Leksono Probo Subanu, Takashi | shima@urban.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
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How can Southeast Asian country realize decentralized regional development? Through a case in Yogyakarta Special Province, Indonesia, this paper discusses challenges and scopes towards Southeast Asia's decentralized regional development framework.
Decentralization is a growing trend in Southeast Asian countries many of which used to be centralized. Now, regional development framework also should be regenerated into the decentralized one. But how? In spite of this situation, few experiences related to this theme have been shown so far. Therefore, the central theme of this paper is to draw several lessons for Southeast Asia's decentralized regional development framework, through a case study in Yogyakarta Special Province, Indonesia.
In Yogyakarta Special Province, the provincial government set various innovative regional development policies, under which collaboration among the government sector, the academic sector and the private sector is promoted. Especially since the collapse of Suharto's regime and the installation of Indonesia's decentralization, various stakeholders such as government, universities and research institutions, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, industrial associations, NGOs have intensified their activities and sought collaboration among them, that is, various stakeholders is being integrated in regional development. Yogyakarta Special Province is highly evaluated as one of the good cases in Indonesia.
In this paper, first, Southeast Asia's regional development trend since 1950s and its present decentralizing situation are reviewed, based on literature. Then the case study in Yogyakarta Special Province follows; introducing the background of Indonesia and Yogyakarta Special Province, the regional development policy by the provincial government, the various activities by various stakeholders and the collaboration among them are arranged based on interviewing and the related documents. In conclusion, challenges and scopes towards the decentralized regional development framework in Southeast Asian countries are considered from a viewpoint of ''personal network'', a keyword found in the case study.
decentralized regional development framework
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