Fighting Corruption in Decentralized Indonesia - Case Studies on Handling Local Government Corruption

Keywords: Anti-corruption – Local government corruption - Strategy -  Formal Legal Process

The Local Government Corruption Study (LGCS) is a research activity of the justice for the poor program, the World Bank Office, and Indonesia. The report is based on case studies conducted in five provinces studying the efforts of local level actors to expose corruption by regional executive and legislative bodies and have them settled. That corruption itself occurred was neither unusual nor unexpected. However, the disclosure of corruption cases on this scale is an unprecedented phenomenon in Indonesia. Furthermore, many have gone to trial through the local courts. This local government corruption study was launched with three major research objectives: i) to document the dynamics at the local level to both report and resolve corruption cases; ii) to identify the modus operandi of corruption, as well as the strategies developed by local actors to settle corruption cases, and iii) to identify success factors and ongoing weaknesses in the efforts of local actors to handle corruption cases at the local level.

 

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