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Does local government proliferation improve public service delivery? Evidence from Indonesia

Lewis, Blane


Local government proliferation—the creation of new local governments via the splitting of administrative jurisdictions into smaller units—is a ubiquitous phenomenon in developing countries. Supporters of proliferation argue that it brings government closer to citizens and thereby helps to better match public service supply with demand. In Indonesia, the number of local governments has increased by about 80% since just prior to the initiation of the government’s decentralization program in 2001...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Urban Affairs
DOI: 10.1080/07352166.2017.1323544


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