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Environmental implications of land-related policies in a decentralised Indonesia

More than a decade ago, Indonesia, a diverse archipelago rich in natural resources, began to adopt a strongly decentralised political and fiscal system. Significant powers are now at the district level, including over land use and forest management. Under the Suhartos’ New Order, centralised policies and programs, particularly those that are land-related, had boosted not only economic growth but also environmental degradation, such as deforestation and the conversion of peat-lands.

Meet our students: Nicolas Salgado

Nicolas Salgado from Chile.

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Diana Teran Molina from Ecuador.

Dealing with dependency

Resource dependent countries like Ghana and Indonesia need to promote trade and productivity-boosting policy change, according to the authors of a new paper from the HC Coombs Policy Forum.

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