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Indonesia - Initiatives for Local Governance Reform Project (English)

Ratings for the Initiatives for Local Governance Reform Project for Indonesia were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory; risk to development outcome was moderate; Bank performance was moderately satisfactory; and borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. There are two main categories of lessons learned from this project: one category is lessons on supporting governance reforms at the district level, and the other category is on project design and management. These lessons are collectively derived from the project's final evaluation report, Government of Indonesia (GOI's) project completion report, and the Bank's task team. Lessons learned includes: lessons on district-level governance reforms. An enabling external environment is necessary for governance reforms at the district level. A necessary but not sufficient condition for successful governance reforms at the district level is the existence of an enabling external environment within which districts can then undertake their reforms. Several key ingredients have been identified as contributing to such an enabling environment. Successful district-level governance reforms require strong district leadership and dynamic and engaged civil society. Several internal factors at the district level were also identified as being crucial for implementing successful reform. Lessons on project design and management. Realistic project scope and goals increase the likelihood of project success. A major lesson related to project design which has been discussed earlier in this ICR, and which has wide general application, is to be realistic in what a project can reasonably achieve and to avoid being overly ambitious. Reliance on a governmental transfer mechanism that has not yet been operationalized is likely to raise difficulties for project implementation. A second generally applicable lesson for projects working with sub-national governments in Indonesia is not to underestimate the issue of on-granting of funds. Project design is more likely to remain relevant if it adequately anticipates future evolution of the system in which it operates. A final lesson for projects that focus on decentralization is the importance of ensuring broad consistency with the evolving framework for decentralization in Indonesia.


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    Implementation Completion and Results Report

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    East Asia and Pacific,

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    Indonesia - Initiatives for Local Governance Reform Project

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    Poverty Reduction Strategy and Action Plan;Economic Internal Rate of Return;sound financial management;public availability of information;legal and regulatory framework;water supply and sanitation;Governance and Decentralization;ip disbursements archived;Land Acquisition and Resettlement;Participation and Civic Engagement;economic and financial analysis;local governance reform;law and regulation;local government accountability;assessment of risk;assessment of outcome;quality at entry;government service delivery;access to information;reduction in poverty;management and administration;central government department;flow of investment;general education sector;external monitoring function;irrigation and drainage;general transportation sector;government public procurement;quality of supervision;qualified audit opinion;central government revenue;purchase of goods;Exchange Rates;impact indicator;outputs by components;principle of transparency;improved service delivery;active civil society;provincial government officials;Rule of Law;net present value;release of fund;transparency in governance;local investment climate;results framework;local regulation;reform requirements;staff support;poverty target;public consultation;entry requirement;procurement issue;district plans;investment fund;budget allocation;decentralized governance;Indigenous Peoples;district governance;monthly reports;satisfaction rate;administrative issues;public hearing;participatory practice;indonesian rupiah;internal monitoring;Project Monitoring;limited capacity;procurement reform;field visits;procurement official;financial practice;



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Indonesia - Initiatives for Local Governance Reform Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.