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This report analyses the institutional set-up and use of policy instruments in Indonesia and examines capacity of Indonesia's national government to assure high quality regulation.
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This report focuses on the market openness aspects of regulatory reform in Indonesia to devise recommendations for improving the country's regulatory processes. These recommendations involve institutionalising independent and objective evaluations of policies from an economy-wide perspective, as well as instituting a process by which broad public consultations are systematically required.
This paper tests the hypothesis that, by giving people more voice in the government decision-making process, fiscal decentralisation fosters social capital, measured in terms of interpersonal trust.
The oil price hike in 2007-08 underlined the vulnerability of Indonesia’s energy subsidy policy to oil price volatility. In addition to entailing significant economic and environmental costs, energy subsidies put pressure on the public budget and benefit mostly rich households.