Impact of Decentralization on Forest Resource Management in Indonesia. Case Studies in East Kalimantan

TitleImpact of Decentralization on Forest Resource Management in Indonesia. Case Studies in East Kalimantan
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsLevang P, Buyse N, Sitorus S, Dounias E
JournalAnthropologie et Societes
Volume29
Pagination81-102
Date Published2005
ISBN Number0702-8997
Keywordsdecentralization, forest management, Indonesia, Kalimantan, forestry, INDONESIA, Levang, Buyse, Sitorus, Dounias, decentralization, devolution, local, natural resources, Resource Management
Abstract

In Indonesia, the fall of President Suharto's regime (1965-1998) translated into profound changes in the relations between the centre & the periphery. The changes have been most radical in the provinces rich in natural resources. The paper focuses on the impacts of "Regional Autonomy" on the management of forest resources in two districts of East Kalimantan -- Indonesian part of Borneo. A description of the reorganization of the forestry sector in Indonesia is followed by an analysis of the new autonomous practices of the districts. Based on field case studies & taking distances with predictive & idealised studies of decentralised politics & policies, the paper assesses the economic, social & ecological impacts of the new trends in forest management on forest people in Indonesia. 3 Tables, 1 Graph, 17 References. Adapted from the source document.