Regional governance

Managing Regional Disparity in Economic and Poverty Reduction Programs under Decentralisation

Indonesia, 2003–2004

Sector: Governance

Partners: Ministry of National Development Planning, Asian Development Bank

Employer: SMEC International (Australia)

Project summary: Technical assistance to analyse factors affecting socioeconomic development and to determine the causes of disparity in development between different regions

Position: Project director


  • Analysed institutional and organisational structures and relationships in government and non-government bodies influencing budget planning procedures
  • Analysed the Specific Allocation Fund and General Allocation Fund processes and reviewed government regulations
  • Assisted in developing policy options for implementing decentralisation policy and processes
  • Assisted in developing a proposal for supplementary technical assistance, including recommendations for consultant requirements and terms of reference
  • Designed performance indicators and project targets
  • Established a project evaluation plan and base data, implemented monitoring and evaluation systems, and evaluated project benefits